Microblogging architecture and scenarios for learning in mobile groups


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Microblogging architecture and scenarios for learning
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Carmen Holotescu, Vladimir Cretu, Gabriela Grosseck
Paper at WCES 2013, Rome, 6-8 February 2013

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Microblogging architecture and scenarios for learning in mobile groups

  1. 1. Microblogging architecture and scenarios for learning in mobile groups Carmen Holotescu Vladimir Cretu Gabriela Grosseck University Politehnica/ Timsoft University Politehnica West University Timisoara, RomaniaWCES13 5th World Conference on Educational Sciences Sapienza University, Rome – Febr, 6-8, 2013
  2. 2. There are many definitions of Social Media, and they are evolving in timeBrian Solis (2010), “Defining Social Media: 2006 – 2010”Kaplan&Haenlein (2010): „social media is a group of Internet-based applications that build onthe ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation andexchange of User Generated Content (UGC)”.Jane Hart(2011): „Social technologies, aka social media, are a new breed of technologies thathave emerged over the last few years and have changes the face of the Web.” image: http://matetrack.webs.com/SOCIAL/SOCIAL.html
  3. 3. Amy Campbell (2010)3 characteristics of socialmedia: the majority ofcontent is user generated, ahigh degree ofparticipation/interactionbetween users, and easilyintegrates with other sites.Anthony J. Bradley (2010)6 core principles:participation, collective,transparency, independence,persistence, and emergence. 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
  4. 4. SOCIAL LEARNINGbecomes formal
  5. 5. Web2.0 / social networks have great impactin collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )Web2.0, eLearning2.0/Social Learning, Open Educational Resources, Learning Design,Social Learning Management Systems, Personal Learning Environments, MobileLearning, Digital Curation, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  6. 6. MICROBLOGGING: What is it? And why should I care?
  7. 7. Microblogging is a new form of blogging, with brief text updates of 140characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3rd party applications, which allows real-time interactions between users.
  8. 8. Microblogging is a collaborative technology photo: http://media2.lelombrik.net/13501-14000/13845.jpg
  9. 9. Diagrammr at diagrammr.com/edit?key=dy4NKMc8XsZ embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644841
  10. 10. Microblogging platforms used in education photo: http://www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg
  11. 11. Overview of the Microsphere Timeline Mar 2006 Oct 2007 Dec 2007 Jan 2008 Mar 2008 Jul 2008 Sep 20084 platforms in Tops 100 Tools for Leaning 2009-2012: Twitter, Cirip, Yammer, Edmodo Elizabeth Koh, An overview of microblogging, http://www.slideshare.net/elizabethkoh/an-overview-of-microblogging, slide 16
  12. 12. From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more” http://slideshare.net/ggrosseck
  13. 13. Cirip.eu - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications- 70000 users- interface in Romanian, English, German- Nominated by UNESCO Romania for"UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-KhalifaPrize for the Use of ICTs in Education" -April, 2012- Finalist at Seedcamp Zagreb, Jan 2010- In Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009
  14. 14. Facilities Cirip.eu (1)• public and private groups Cirip.eu TUTORIAL (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• statistics, visualizations, tags.
  15. 15. Facilities Cirip.eu (2) social network around multimedia objectsmultimedia objects embedded in messages (part of the communication flow,created/recreated, openess to (small) OERs - Weller, Martin (2010)): - livestreaming, - images (flickr, tinypic), - audio (eok, trilulilu, deezer, blip.fm, vocaroo, mp3), - (live) video (youtube, dotsub, vimeo, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr, 220.ro, myvideo), - presentations/learning design (slideshare, capzles, voicethread, flowgram, photopeach, picasa, notaland, prezi, diagrammr, mindomo, mindmeister, spicynodes), - documents (odf, odt, pdf, doc, xls, txt, ppt, google docs/forms/spreadsheets)
  16. 16. Mobile learning featuresOn technological levelcreate, localize and join mobile groupsaccess social media and open educational resourcesshare opinionswork collaboratively on multimedia objectsparticipate in polls and quizzesreceive/send updates via SMS On pedagogical levelcreate and manage mobile PLEs; develop multimedia educational resources /recover password via SMS. learning objects by using mobile technologies specific for different subject areas, build mobile social learning environments engaging students in PBL, case studies, and collaborative projects capture and formally represent experience and new pedagogical approach as learning design objects - shared, discussed, validated, improved, and reused.
  17. 17. Educational usesinformation and knowledge managementcourses enhancementdelivering entire online courseslearning from the streamcollaborative projects in universitiescommunities of practiceePortfolios Social networkssocial LMS. Feeds Users Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) - PLE/PLN
  18. 18. Course Elements in a Mobile Group (1) collaborativeannouncements exercisesmodules -LOM/SCORM learning from theobjects streampolls/quiz/ multimediacomments via messagesSMS (f2f) Cirip as a socialvalidations - network of msLMSinteractions with (mobile socialusers/experts/ Learning Managementgroups Systems)
  19. 19. Course Elements in a Mobile Group (2)Mindmeister mindmap athttp://www.cirip.ro/status/25893812
  20. 20. Learning Design Group cirip.ro/grup/lds
  21. 21. ConclusionsThe integration of social media, in particular microblogging, in academiccourses demands a new pedagogy of the teaching and learning process and arethinking of student assessment.“It is not only about bringing into education a set of new tools and technologies; it isabout a change in the learning ethos. And the way in which such learning is assessedneeds to be consistent with this change in learning philosophy” [ Summary report on the Workshop Assessing Learning in a Digital World. Online Educa Conference Berlin, 2010]The mobile groups of Cirip.eu have proved to bring authenticity, collaborationand personalisation in the Higher Education teaching/learning process.
  22. 22. Thank you!Carmen Holotescu cirip.ro/u/cami13 twitter.com/cami13 Vladimir CretuGabriela Grosseck cirip.ro/u/gabriela twitter.com/ggrosseck