Social networks  and  networking  to support  eTwinning teachers <ul><li>Riina Vuorikari </li></ul><ul><li>European School...
Topics <ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation - digital traces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are so...
by Stiphy “ Social” makes trails visible..
and shows where to do go
Digital traces <ul><li>Making your profile available on eTwinning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating links to other people, pr...
Participation inequality <ul><li>J.Nilsen (2006) Participation inequality: Encouraging More Users to contribute </li></ul>
Power law of participation in digital communities
Power law of participation for eTwinning? signing up in the portal project participation and sharing experiences
Social network <ul><li>..is a social structure made of  nodes  and  ties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodes  are actors in the ne...
Visualising social ties and networks <ul><li>makes the ties between eTwinning members, projects and    schools visible </l...
nodes
ties,  something I declare explicitly
Social networks - be aware! <ul><li>a digital representation of a social network can hardly ever accurately show all the c...
eTwinning as a social network? <ul><li>What are the nodes and what are the ties? </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul>...
nodes
ties
 
 
eTwinning as a social network <ul><li>Visualisation includes data from Summer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of teachers:  ...
What type of information do social networks reveal?
tightly connected nodes in the central
isolated groups interacting mostly amongst themselves
“ singletons” with no connection, least central
What more?
closeness : the shortest distances between each individual and every other person in the network
Reach:  the degree any member of a network can  reach other members of the network
Betweenness:  Degree an individual lies between other  individuals in the network: an intermediary; liaisons; bridges
eTwinning  Ambassadors <ul><li>What can the eTwinning network do for you?  </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do for the eTwin...
eTwinning  Ambassadors <ul><li>Your relationships and ties with other eTwinning members are important! </li></ul><ul><li>Y...
“ Power” places for Ambassadors
eTwinning  Groups <ul><li>Groups are places for eTwinning teacher who share a concern or a passion for something they do a...
More about how to  social network  using Web 2.0  in the workshop! thanks !  for your  attention social networks  user com...
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visi...
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  1. 1. Social networks and networking to support eTwinning teachers <ul><li>Riina Vuorikari </li></ul><ul><li>European Schoolnet </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation - digital traces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are social networks? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do social networks look in eTwinning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do social networks tell us? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks and eTwinning Ambassadors </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. by Stiphy “ Social” makes trails visible..
  4. 4. and shows where to do go
  5. 5. Digital traces <ul><li>Making your profile available on eTwinning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating links to other people, projects, tellinig that you like it, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating also links to what happen outside of eTwinning platform: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your pictures on Flickr, your blog posts, your website, etc </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Participation inequality <ul><li>J.Nilsen (2006) Participation inequality: Encouraging More Users to contribute </li></ul>
  7. 7. Power law of participation in digital communities
  8. 8. Power law of participation for eTwinning? signing up in the portal project participation and sharing experiences
  9. 9. Social network <ul><li>..is a social structure made of nodes and ties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodes are actors in the network, e.g. teachers, schools, countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ties are relationships between actors, e.g. friendship, professional tie, eTwinning projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be presented as a chart that shows the structure of relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Visualising social ties and networks <ul><li>makes the ties between eTwinning members, projects and schools visible </li></ul><ul><li>helps finding interesting groups of like-minded people and projects </li></ul><ul><li>but, also helps making the social network better connected! </li></ul>
  11. 11. nodes
  12. 12. ties, something I declare explicitly
  13. 13. Social networks - be aware! <ul><li>a digital representation of a social network can hardly ever accurately show all the connections of a rich real life situation, like here today </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, it can be useful! </li></ul>
  14. 14. eTwinning as a social network? <ul><li>What are the nodes and what are the ties? </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>schools or teachers can be the nodes </li></ul><ul><li>projects done together can be the ties </li></ul>
  15. 15. nodes
  16. 16. ties
  17. 19. eTwinning as a social network <ul><li>Visualisation includes data from Summer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of teachers: 45 212 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of projects: 8 035 o </li></ul><ul><li>Number of countries: 30 </li></ul>
  18. 20. What type of information do social networks reveal?
  19. 21. tightly connected nodes in the central
  20. 22. isolated groups interacting mostly amongst themselves
  21. 23. “ singletons” with no connection, least central
  22. 24. What more?
  23. 25. closeness : the shortest distances between each individual and every other person in the network
  24. 26. Reach: the degree any member of a network can reach other members of the network
  25. 27. Betweenness: Degree an individual lies between other individuals in the network: an intermediary; liaisons; bridges
  26. 28. eTwinning Ambassadors <ul><li>What can the eTwinning network do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do for the eTwinning network? </li></ul>
  27. 29. eTwinning Ambassadors <ul><li>Your relationships and ties with other eTwinning members are important! </li></ul><ul><li>Your “power” within the network comes from the degree to which your are at the center of many relationships </li></ul><ul><li>The &quot;the strength of weak ties” - open networks, with many weak ties and social connections, are more likely to introduce new ideas and opportunities to members ! </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of “cliques” where each member knows more or less what the other members knew </li></ul>
  28. 30. “ Power” places for Ambassadors
  29. 31. eTwinning Groups <ul><li>Groups are places for eTwinning teacher who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact (regularly). </li></ul><ul><li>CALL FOR MEMBERS : Pilot period for 3 Groups in October </li></ul><ul><li>Group School leaders: http://www.etwinning.net/schoolleaders </li></ul><ul><li>Group MST: http://www.etwinning.net/mstgroup </li></ul><ul><li>Group Creativity: http://www.etwinning.net/creativity </li></ul>
  30. 32. More about how to social network using Web 2.0 in the workshop! thanks ! for your attention social networks user communities discover people and projects questions ?
  31. 33. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

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