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Building PLE on microblogging platforms



Presentation at Summer Camp Informatics at Castle, Macea - August, 31, 2011

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  • Building PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS on Microblogging Platforms Carmen Holotescu Gabriela Grosseck University Politehnica/ Timsoft West University Timisoara, Romania Summer Camp "Informatics at Castle", Macea August, 31, 2011 castel
  • HOW a PLE can be built, developed and conceptualized on microblogging platforms? CASE STUDY:
    • New trends in education
    • What is PLE?
    • What is microblogging?
    • Overview of the microsphere
    • PLE on twitter
    • PLE on
    • Formalizing PLE
    • Students, teachers, researchers perspective on PLE on microblogging
    • Where do we learn more?
  • SOCIAL LEARNING becomes formal
  • RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007 microblogging-2008-2011, augmented reality location based applications - 2010-2011 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
  • JESS3 Labs The Geosocial Universe 2.0 Comparison between the total amount of registered users with the percentage of people accessing the sites via mobile
  • The term PLE was coined by JISC and Scott Wilson - 2005 Ilona Buchem's presentation , paper
  • Mar Camacho's Presentation Note
  • Malinka Ivanova's Presentation Note
  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROBLOGGING What is it? And why should I care?
  • Microblogging is a new form of blogging , with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3rd party applications, which allows real-time interactions between users.
  • Microblogging is a collaborative technology photo:
  • Diagrammr at embedded in the note at
  • photo: Microblogging platforms used in education
  • Mar 2006 Oct 2007 Jan 2008 Jul 2008 Dec 2007 Mar 2008 Overview of the Microsphere Timeline Sep 2008 4 platforms in Tops 100 Tools for Leaning 2009/2010: Twitter, Cirip, Yammer, Edmodo Elizabeth Koh, An overview of microblogging, , slide 16
  • From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more”
  • From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more”
    • The most popular microblogging system
    • Launched in July, 2006
    • Robust, elegant and simple
    • More than 200 million users
    • Numerous mash-ups
    Social networking in 140 characters twitter
  • Twitter PLE uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  • - 22000 users - interface in Romanian, English, German - Finalist at Seedcamp Zagreb, Jan 2010 - In Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications
  • Facilities (1)
    • public and private groups
    • (courses, internal training,
    • projects, events, internal
    • communication, service,
    • family, hobby, etc);
    • group communication via SMS
    • polls , quizzes – online or via SMS
    • feeds monitoring
    • via SMS / sites / blogs /
    • social networks / search feeds
    • - jobs, weather, reactions)
    • statistics, visualizations, tags. TUTORIAL
  • Facilities (2) multimedia objects embedded in messages (communication flow, create/recreate, open to OERs): - livestreaming, - images ( flickr, tinypic ), - audio ( eok, trilulilu, deezer,, vocaroo, mp3 ), - (live) video ( youtube, dotsub, vimeo, seesmic, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr,, myvideo ), - presentations ( slideshare, capzles, voicethread, flowgram, photopeach, picasa, notaland, prezi, diagrammr, mindomo, mindmeister, spicynodes ), - documents ( odf, odt, pdf, doc, xls, txt, ppt, google docs/forms/spreadsheets )
  • information and knowledge management courses enhancement delivering entire online courses learning from the stream collaborative projects in universities communities of practice ePortfolios social LMS. Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) - PLE/PLN Educational uses Users Feeds Social networks
  • Mobile learning features
    • localize and join mobile groups
    • access content and open educational resources
    • share opinions
    • work collaboratively on multimedia objects
    • participate in polls and quizzes
    • receive/send updates via SMS
    • create and manage mobile PLEs;
    • recover password via SMS.
  • Formalizing PLE on Mindmap at embedded in the note at
    • Continuos
    • Persistent
    • Relevant
    • Connecting / integrating
    • Mobile
    • Scalable
    • Open to OERs
    • Fiable
    • Distributed
    • Universal
    • - social network of PLEs
  • Students perspective on PLE
  • Workshop group: Where can we learn more?
  • Learning from the stream time capsule with messages in 140 characters sent by participants, practitioners, teachers , trainers, students and others interested in PLE, from twitter, cirip, blogs, SNs
    • to constitute a framework for communication / sharing / learning in the PLE domain
    • to be a source of real-time information, connections with practitioners worldwide …
    • to offer access to all the group content, visualizations and statistics for future reflections
    The aims of the group PLEBCN : The first message in the group
  • Activating in Learning Design group
  • Thank you! Carmen Holotescu Gabriela Grosseck