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Presentation at Conference eLearning Applications, UAC, Cairo, 10-12 January 2009 - about the educational microblogging platform http://www.cirip.ro/?lg=en

Presentation at Conference eLearning Applications, UAC, Cairo, 10-12 January 2009 - about the educational microblogging platform http://www.cirip.ro/?lg=en

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    Using microblogging in education. Case study: Cirip.ro Using microblogging in education. Case study: Cirip.ro Presentation Transcript

    • Carmen Holotescu Politehnica University of Timisoara Director Timsoft Gabriela Grosseck West University of Timisoara Romania 6 th Conference on eLearning Applications, Cairo January, 10-12, 2009
      • Presentation Agenda:
      • Microblogging technology
      • Microblogging platform Cirip.ro
      • An online course
      • Conclusions
      AGENDA:
    • RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007, microblogging-2008 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
    • Microblogging is a collaborative technology, a new form of blogging, with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3th party applications - RT interactions between users
    • photo: http:// www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg The best known microblogging services
      • Educational uses:
      • information and knowledge management
      • courses enhancement
      • delivering entire online courses
      • collaborative projects in universities
      • communities of practice
      • ePortfolios.
      Cirip.ro - a microblogging platform specially designed for education and business; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft
    • Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) of users
      • Cirip.ro special features:
      • public and private groups (courses, projects, events, different topics)
      • multimedia objects embedding in notes: images ( flickr , tinypic ), audio ( deezer , vocaroo ) and (live) video clips ( youtube , dotsub , vimeo , seesmic ), presentations ( slideshare , capzles , voicethread , flowgram ), documents (pdf, doc,xls)
      • feeds monitoring (from sites/blogs/social networks/seach).
      Users Groups Feeds
    • PLE: users, groups, feeds Interactions online, via ciripfox, SMS, mobile, IM, (MMS), API, twitter2cirip, rss2cirip Text messages, images, audio, video (live), presentations, files Profile cirip2twitter, widget, export notes,
      • An online course about microblogging platforms
      • Investigations:
      • integrate microblogging with other Web2.0 technologies
      • microblogging platform as LMS
      • course facilitation
      Group news: announcements materials
    • Course elements: announcements materials collaborative exercises multimedia messages
    • Participation: built PLNs 42 members: students, teachers, developers, librarians 1100 messages
      • Collaborative exercises using different Web2.0 technologies:
      • puzzle images - flickr , CC
      • del.icio.us collection
      • video translation - writeboard , dotsub
      • comments on voicethread
      • tagcloud - wordle
      • code of good practices - writeboard
      • Conclusions:
      • Cirip.ro has facilities to deliver successful and qualitative online courses and to enhance courses; the communication, authoring, monitoring, statistical facilities make Cirip.ro a modern free LMS.
      • Facilitating an entire online course or a part of a course on such a platform requires specific facilitation skills, and collaborative technologies knowledge.
      • Participants gain important digital and communication skills, build PLEs, continue to collaborate in community
      • Future work:
      • Tags will be implemented to classify notes and to organize the group messages in topics defined by the facilitator.
      • Authors intend to develop a specification for evaluating students’ eportfolio and participation in courses run or enhanced by microblogging.
      • Scenarios for using microblogging together with different collaborative technologies in formal and informal courses will be modelled using Educational Modelling Language.
    •