Microblogging architecture and scenarios for learning in mobile groups
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
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
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
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)
MICROBLOGGING: What is it? And why should I care?
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.
Microblogging is a collaborative technology photo: http://media2.lelombrik.net/13501-14000/13845.jpg
Diagrammr at diagrammr.com/edit?key=dy4NKMc8XsZ embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644841
Microblogging platforms used in education photo: http://www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg
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
From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more” http://slideshare.net/ggrosseck
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
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.
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)
Mobile learning featuresOn technological levelcreate, localize and join mobile groupsaccess social media and open educational resourcesshare opinionswork collaboratively on multimedia objectsparticipate in polls and quizzesreceive/send updates via SMS On pedagogical levelcreate 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.
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
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)
Course Elements in a Mobile Group (2)Mindmeister mindmap athttp://www.cirip.ro/status/25893812
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.