The	  Snowflake	  Effect       Prof.	  Dr.	  Erik	  Duval                      KU	  Leuven,	  Belgium
Erik	  Duval• Professor	  in	  the	  research	  unit	  on	  human-­‐computer	    interac:on,	  at	  the	  computer	  scien...
The Snowflake EffectMupple Series, Open UniversityMilton Keynes, UK, 13 July 2011Erik Duvalhttp://erikduval.wordpress.com ...
Thanks - merci - gracias - dank u-    köszönöm - Vielen dank -         σας ευχαριστώ          MANY thanks           for th...
http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval6
My team:       technology enhanced    learning, music & research    and language technologies      & computer graphics7
abundance as motor for innovation(not as solution to all problems!)                  8
all learning resources available to all                  9
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Searchabilityhttp://globe-info.org/          11
BMBWK       EUN       MEC     RVP                                                           SQI UDDI              OAI SQI ...
open is not the goal, it’s a start               14
open is not an excuse: user focus!               15
http://erikduval.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/laptop-fun/                         16
so? evaluate & iterate ...            17
GeneralInformation AcademicInformation   Socialnetworks &  Sharing              !
http://lreforschools.eun.org/
http://portal.mace-project.eu/
“Better problem”: abundance   but some way to go...
44.000 sites20.000.000 users1.900.000 courses        23
from scarcity to abundance           “better problem”           but still: a problem            24
snowflake• because all learning is personal• and should be “just right”• because we are moving to abundance                ...
loads              of good examples in musiciTunes Genius, last.fm, pandora.com, tunify.com, blip.fm, deezer.com, groovesh...
snowflake in music...         27
We do NOT (need to) understand how music works!
Not unlike google/bing/...But: we can add learning to the mix!
Snowflaking assignments
we are should be teaching studentsto solve problems we don’t knowusing technologies we don’t know
37http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN3uUswyFGY
getting into student’s lifes             38
earn              all l   too                                  TextWemehttp://delicious.com/tag/mume09                   ...
Pul         se o             f th       “alw e c             ays ours                 on” e…                    …16
46
walled garden...       24
in the end...learning is life is learning is life is learning is life is learningis life is learning is life is learning i...
Questions?http://erikduval.wordpress.com/       twitter: @ErikDuval               49
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The Snowflake Effect

  1. 1. The  Snowflake  Effect Prof.  Dr.  Erik  Duval KU  Leuven,  Belgium
  2. 2. Erik  Duval• Professor  in  the  research  unit  on  human-­‐computer   interac:on,  at  the  computer  science  department  of  the   Katholieke  Universiteit  Leuven.• Focus  on  management  of  and  access  to  structured  and   unstructured  data.  • In  prac:cal  terms:  research  into – repositories,   – federated  search,   – harves:ng,   – content  management• but  also  HCI  aspects  such  as – informa:on  visualiza:on,   – mobile  informa:on  devices,   – mul:-­‐touch  displays   – and  mash-­‐ups• Typically  applied  to  technology  enhanced  learning,  music   retrieval  and  research  2.0
  3. 3. The Snowflake EffectMupple Series, Open UniversityMilton Keynes, UK, 13 July 2011Erik Duvalhttp://erikduval.wordpress.com and @ErikDuval 4
  4. 4. Thanks - merci - gracias - dank u- köszönöm - Vielen dank - σας ευχαριστώ MANY thanks for the invitation ! 5
  5. 5. http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval6
  6. 6. My team: technology enhanced learning, music & research and language technologies & computer graphics7
  7. 7. abundance as motor for innovation(not as solution to all problems!) 8
  8. 8. all learning resources available to all 9
  9. 9. 10
  10. 10. Searchabilityhttp://globe-info.org/ 11
  11. 11. BMBWK EUN MEC RVP SQI UDDI OAI SQI Client LOR Registry OAI-PMH Registry SQI ARIADNE C-H FWU MESC TLF Harvester OAI ASPECT CFL INDIRE MSU UL-FRI MELT SQI SQI Federated EDUCATIO KUL NCTE XTEC GLOBE Search SPI OAI OAI-PMH ARIADNE SQI Harvester WINDS DYNAMO ARIADNE Harvester MACE MACE IRB CuminCADOAI OAI OAI SQI SQI SQI SQISQI SQI SQI LACLO NIME EUN EdNA CGIAR Pubelo MerlotOAI OAI SQI SQI SQI SQISQI SQI ISKME KERIS III COSL LORNET Ariadne 13
  12. 12. open is not the goal, it’s a start 14
  13. 13. open is not an excuse: user focus! 15
  14. 14. http://erikduval.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/laptop-fun/ 16
  15. 15. so? evaluate & iterate ... 17
  16. 16. GeneralInformation AcademicInformation Socialnetworks & Sharing !
  17. 17. http://lreforschools.eun.org/
  18. 18. http://portal.mace-project.eu/
  19. 19. “Better problem”: abundance but some way to go...
  20. 20. 44.000 sites20.000.000 users1.900.000 courses 23
  21. 21. from scarcity to abundance “better problem” but still: a problem 24
  22. 22. snowflake• because all learning is personal• and should be “just right”• because we are moving to abundance 25
  23. 23. loads of good examples in musiciTunes Genius, last.fm, pandora.com, tunify.com, blip.fm, deezer.com, grooveshark.com, mufin.com, yamelo.com, jango.com, imeem.com, musicmesh.net, jiwa.fm, ... and many many many many more 26
  24. 24. snowflake in music... 27
  25. 25. We do NOT (need to) understand how music works!
  26. 26. Not unlike google/bing/...But: we can add learning to the mix!
  27. 27. Snowflaking assignments
  28. 28. we are should be teaching studentsto solve problems we don’t knowusing technologies we don’t know
  29. 29. 37http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN3uUswyFGY
  30. 30. getting into student’s lifes 38
  31. 31. earn  all l too TextWemehttp://delicious.com/tag/mume09 21
  32. 32. Pul se o f th “alw e c ays ours on” e… …16
  33. 33. 46
  34. 34. walled garden... 24
  35. 35. in the end...learning is life is learning is life is learning is life is learningis life is learning is life is learning is life is learning is life islearning is life is learning is life is learning is life is learningis life is learning is life is learning is life is learning is life islearning is life is learning is life is learning is life is learningis life is learning is life is learning is life is learning is life islearning is life is learning is life is learning is life is learningis life is learning is life is learning is life is learning is life islearning is life is learning is life is learning is life is learningis life is learning is life is life is learning is life is learning is 48
  36. 36. Questions?http://erikduval.wordpress.com/ twitter: @ErikDuval 49
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