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Building PLE on microblogging platforms

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. HOW a PLE can be built, developed and conceptualized on microblogging platforms? CASE STUDY: cirip.eu
  3. 3. <ul><li>New trends in education </li></ul><ul><li>What is PLE? </li></ul><ul><li>What is microblogging? </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the microsphere </li></ul><ul><li>PLE on twitter </li></ul><ul><li>PLE on cirip.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Formalizing PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Students, teachers, researchers perspective on PLE on microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we learn more? </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOCIAL LEARNING becomes formal
  5. 5. 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 )
  6. 6. 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 http://jess3.com/geosocial-universe-2
  7. 7. The term PLE was coined by JISC and Scott Wilson - 2005 http://zope.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/entries/20050125170206 Ilona Buchem's presentation http://www.slideshare.net/ibuchem , paper http://journal.webscience.org/658/
  8. 8. Mar Camacho's Presentation http://dotsub.com/view/c318487f-e8c8-4d73-ad75-3a02baa7ca7c Note http://www.cirip.ro/status/3543764
  9. 9. Malinka Ivanova's Presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DoSC9yWCVE Note http://www.cirip.ro/status/3544413
  10. 10. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBLOGGING What is it? And why should I care?
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Microblogging is a collaborative technology photo: http://media2.lelombrik.net/13501-14000/13845.jpg
  13. 13. Diagrammr at diagrammr.com/edit?key=dy4NKMc8XsZ embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644841
  14. 14. photo: http://www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg Microblogging platforms used in education
  15. 15. 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, http://www.slideshare.net/elizabethkoh/an-overview-of-microblogging , slide 16
  16. 16. From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more” http://slideshare.net/ggrosseck
  17. 17. From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more” http://slideshare.net/ggrosseck
  18. 18. <ul><li>The most popular microblogging system </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in July, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Robust, elegant and simple </li></ul><ul><li>More than 200 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous mash-ups </li></ul>Social networking in 140 characters twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124372363@N01/2417123304/sizes/o
  19. 19. Twitter PLE uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  20. 20. - 22000 users - interface in Romanian, English, German - Finalist at Seedcamp Zagreb, Jan 2010 - In Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 Cirip.eu - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications
  21. 21. Facilities Cirip.eu (1) <ul><li>public and private groups </li></ul><ul><li>(courses, internal training, </li></ul><ul><li>projects, events, internal </li></ul><ul><li>communication, service, </li></ul><ul><li>family, hobby, etc); </li></ul><ul><li>group communication via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>polls , quizzes – online or via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>feeds monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>via SMS / sites / blogs / </li></ul><ul><li>social networks / search feeds </li></ul><ul><li>- jobs, weather, reactions) </li></ul><ul><li>statistics, visualizations, tags. </li></ul>Cirip.eu TUTORIAL
  22. 22. Facilities Cirip.eu (2) multimedia objects embedded in messages (communication flow, create/recreate, open to OERs): - livestreaming, - images ( flickr, tinypic ), - audio ( eok, trilulilu, deezer, blip.fm, vocaroo, mp3 ), - (live) video ( youtube, dotsub, vimeo, seesmic, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr, 220.ro, 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 )
  23. 23. 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
  24. 25. Mobile learning features <ul><li>localize and join mobile groups </li></ul><ul><li>access content and open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>share opinions </li></ul><ul><li>work collaboratively on multimedia objects </li></ul><ul><li>participate in polls and quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>receive/send updates via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>create and manage mobile PLEs; </li></ul><ul><li>recover password via SMS. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Formalizing PLE on cirip.eu Mindmap at http://www.mindmeister.com/maps/show_public/29895908 embedded in the note at http://tinyurl.com/gotocirip3 <ul><li>Continuos </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting / integrating </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Open to OERs </li></ul><ul><li>Fiable </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Universal </li></ul><ul><li>Cirip.eu - social network of PLEs </li></ul>
  26. 27. Students perspective on PLE http://cirip.ro/grup/siac10
  27. 28. Workshop group: cirip.ro/grup/co11 Where can we learn more?
  28. 29. cirip.ro/grup/plebcn 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
  29. 30. <ul><li>to constitute a framework for communication / sharing / learning in the PLE domain </li></ul><ul><li>to be a source of real-time information, connections with practitioners worldwide … </li></ul><ul><li>to offer access to all the group content, visualizations and statistics for future reflections </li></ul>The aims of the group PLEBCN : The first message in the group
  30. 31. cirip.ro/grup/lds Activating in Learning Design group
  31. 32. Thank you! Carmen Holotescu cirip.ro/u/cami13 twitter.com/cami13 Gabriela Grosseck cirip.ro/u/gabriela twitter.com/ggrosseck
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