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  • 1. Raising the level of educational debate: Cloudworks: Social networking for learning and teaching Gráinne Conole 16th June 2009 Exeter University
  • 2. Bridging the gap Debate Sharing Community-based Cummulative “Open Design” Adaptive Contextual Affordances of new Characteristics of Personalised Networked technologies good pedagogy Situative Immersive Social Collective Experiential Reflective
  • 3. Cloudworks: social networking for learning & teaching Blogging Youtube Live commentary RSS feeds Facebook Flckr Changing practices through use of social networking Tagging Commenting Following Many repositories of good practice, but little impact Embedding Twitter Slideshare
  • 4. The aims of Cloudworks 1. A place for conversation about learning, teaching and technology and discussion about problems 2. A place to share learning designs 3. A place to look for inspiration and to find people 4.A place for existing learning technology communities to have an online space
  • 5. Ideas behind Cloudworks 1. Low barrier to entry – • 6. Link with imperfect is OK! communities, rather than 2. People-orientated (not a replace repository!) • 7. Recognise role of 3. User-folksonomies, not learning technologists and taxonomies other mediators 4. Tool- and process- • 9. Recognise ownership agnostic issues 5. All content publicly • 10. Specific to learning available technology (not just another Facebook or Ning)
  • 6. Clouds: Learning and teaching ideas Design or case studies Tools or resources Questions or problems Cloudscapes: Conferences Workshops Course team Student cohort Research theme Project
  • 7. Examples of use Aggregation of student generated course resources and course twitter stream Conference collective blogging and backroom chat Workshops: workshop material, live blogs of sessions and plenary discussions, aggregate of group discussions
  • 8. Features • Dynamic list of clouds + new comments • Comments on clouds + cloudscapes • Can “follow” people + cloudscapes • RSS feeds of cloudscapes + people • Embedding: pictures, video, presentations • Twitter feeds for people +cloudscapes
  • 9. + Statistics Since July 2008 Increasing use and comments • No. of clouds: 652 • No. of comments: 879 • No. of users: 789 • No. of different tags: 861 • No. of cloudscapes: 50 • No. of unique visits: 19, 202 • No. of page views: 98, 100 • No. of visitors: 12, 518
  • 10. Coming soon… Pedagogy schema • Interactive widgets • Different pedagogy schema • Aim to think differently, take a fresh perspective • Designed to be fun and easy to use
  • 11. Pedagogy profile Assimilative Info handling Assimilate Communication Assessment Info handling Experiential Assimilative Assessment Info handling Productive Adaptive Experiential Productive Pedagogy profile: Communication Adaptive Maps types of student tasks to Productive course structure Experiential Block 11 Block 5 3 4 1 0 0 4 Block 2 Block 2 6 3 3 3 3 2 4 Adaptive Block 3 Block 3 6 3 3 3 4 3 4 Total Total 17 9 10 7 7 5 12 Assessment
  • 12. PM L140 En rumbo – Unidad 1 Task Matrix Summary 21 L140 En rumbo Task Profile Review 40.00 34.50 35.00 30.00 Student Hours 25.00 20.00 Task Type 14.75 15.00 13.00 10.00 5.00 2.50 3.25 0.75 0.00 0.00 g n l e ia e e t in io en tiv tiv tiv nt dl at il a ap uc rie m an ic ss m un od pe Ad H si se m Pr n Ex As io As om at C rm fo In
  • 13. Open Design in practice
  • 14. Design, use, reuse Deposits OER Creates Designer Design Deposits Quiz + beginners route Uses Learner A OER Quiz + advanced route Chooses Learner B Uses Design Repurposes Tutor & deposits
  • 15. Prior designs Process design New designs & resources Clouds in Cloudworks OER repositories New OER & designs Pedagogical Patterns
  • 16. Further information • Papers ▫ Conole and Culver (submitted), Cloudworks: applying social networking practice for the exchange of learning and teaching ideas and designs, special issue of CAL09, Computers and Education, submitted April 09. ▫ Conole and Culver (submitted) Cloudworks: social networking for learning design, Australian Journal of Educational Technology, adaptation of paper presented at Ascilite Dec 08, submitted April 09 ▫ Conole, G. and McAndrew, P. (submitted), A new approach to supporting the design and use of OER: Harnessing the power of web 2.0, M. Edner and M. Schiefner (eds), Looking toward the future of technology enhanced education: ubiquitous learning and the digital nature. • Relevant sites ▫ OULDI  http://ouldi.open.ac.uk ▫ Olnet  http://olnet.org ▫ Cloudworks  http://cloudworks.ac.uk ▫ CompendiumLD  http://compendiumld.open.ac.uk