Network Learning pres_Aborg 4 May 2010Presentation Transcript
Ritual Performances and Collective Intelligence: theoretical frameworks for analysing activity patterns in Cloudworks Panagiota Alevizou, Grainne Conole, Juliette Culver and Rebecca Galley International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, 3-5 May 2010
Key concepts: A cloud Clouds: Ideas Design or case studies Tools or resources Questions or problems
Key concepts: Cloudscapes
A space to:
Cloudscapes: Conferences Workshops Course team Student cohort Research theme Project Open Reviews
Critically reflective and evolving
Rich evaluation with elements of virtual ethnography and discourse analysis
Web stats including google analytics
‘ Cloudfests’ and focus groups
Observation and reflective diaries
Critical friends group and design summits
Initial theoretical perspectives “ Social objects” Social networking makes little sense if we leave out the objects that Mediate the ties between people Engeström
Design framework for sociality
Bouman et al .
Popular activities: uses and benefits
Events: conferences, workshops, meetings
Brunel Blended Design Workshop, November 2009
OER Meeting, Monterey 2009
Discussions: flash debates
The changing nature of conferences
Is Twitter Killing Blogging?
Eliciting expertise and open reviews
Literature review of Web 2.0 use in Higher Education
The positioning of educational technologists in enhancing student experience
Learner and tutor spaces
H800 students, SocialLearn activities, Bus ALs, Design course team
Prompted by a tweet and post by @mattlingard, I've set up this cloud.
Flash Debate: Is twitter killing blogging?
summaries & additional content
Matt has set up a quick survey to ask people how using twitter has impacted on how much they blog or not.
Nature of performance & activity From objects to situations What is the nature of communication in popular activities? How do users ‘perform’, talk, express themselves and their identities in this public space? How does performance relate to new media and web 2.0 participatory cultures?
Social life as ritual: Intersection of self-representation with informational affairs
Framing of narratives in relation to networks and interfaces in networked learning: serendipitous routines, supportive exchanges and practices to instigate conversation and maintain coherence
Ritual and game metaphors: how participants frame their contributions based on perceived audience and dynamics of specific situations
Ervin Goffman’s concept of
facework has been applied in
link off- on- line social life
frames that regulate it
Questions & debates
Ritual theatricality traveling across channels and spaces
Relational networks & shared discourse
Supportive & Remedial interchanges
E-moderating and reciprocity: thanx for the link’
‘ Excellent point’
‘ I have used this with my students for xx…why don’t you try xx’
The New pedagogies cloud on Ascilite 2009
Reflection combining the empirical, and the anecdotal, the confessional and the professional
Ad hoc vs. organised
Co-presence and reflection
Collective intelligence …
‘ New’ literacies (Jenkins)
Collaboration & networking
Play & judgment
Learner generated context (Luckin)
Crowdsourcing (Howe, Surowiecki)
Is ‘a form of distributed intelligence, constantly enhanced , coordinated in real time. …(its) basis and goal are mutual recognition and enrichment of individuals’
The social dispersal of meaning produces a space for the dynamic management and representation of knowledge
Open? Processual and expansive rather than possessive knowledge
Contextualise collaborative activities
Negotiation and sustained participation?
Knowledge building and collective intelligence
Reviews, Tricky Questions Reviewing the uses of web 2 in HE
Solicit expertise and experience
A pool for mobalising loosely knit individuals or networks to share formal and anecdotal knowledge
Activity and sense of collective contribution
Dialogical wrappers around resources: Active commentators are prolific contributors of resources, links, and relational twitters
Sense of ownership
Collective interpretations and shared experiences
The changing nature of conferences
The positioning of educational technologists in enhancing the student experience.
Web 2.0 practices in educational context
Over 100 clouds
Serendipitous or ochestrated collaborations
Not complete but progressive
Evaluating the collective … Patterns of Contribution in the Exeter Open Review (Galley, 2010)
Ongoing and future work
How socio-technical design shape trajectories of negotiation and progress?
How do coordinated activities can be designed to foster existing communities and relational networks?