<ul><li>Isys Core Group </li></ul><ul><li>4 classes </li></ul><ul><li>118 Members </li></ul><ul><li>423 Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating on Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Posting events </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements from TAs and Teachers </li></ul>
Class Discussion through island group Discussions can be held in-class or out of class Leads nicely into classroom discussion
The Unclass!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/orinrobertjohn/1646370938/sizes/l/
Philosophy: The Open Studies course adapts to its learners instead of requiring its learners to adapt to the course
Sample Projects: Data structures Linux backup system using cron/rysnc/tar Google Web Toolkit Multi-touch computer + software SMS gateway KSL Classified ads + Google Maps Mashup iTunes lyrics visualization tool Android programming jQuery UI RDF + SPARQL
The FUTURE (of Island)!!! Realtime collaboration Activity streaming Twitter-fy (i.e. updates + following) Mobile web Add lots more people (network effects)
Social Peripheral Vision Idea from Jyri Engeström http://www.flickr.com/photos/swift/94108224/sizes/l/
Can't make plans without knowing what others are doing Coordinate don't plan
Question: “ Is there something happening in my network I should know about?”
Student – Are there new learning opportunities? Who should I talk to? What events should I attend? Professor – Who should I mentor? Where can I teach? Where are the best opportunities for me to influence others?
Link people to people not people to content http://www.flickr.com/photos/phonono/520421532/sizes/l/
Learn how to help each other through social media Links: http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl/index.php/Handbook_of_Emerging_Technologies_for_Learning https://island.byu.edu/content/proposal-open-studies-uncourse http://kyle.mathews2000.com/blog/2009/02/21/what-are-social-objects http://www.disambiguity.com/reboot-90-ambient-intimacy/ http://www.zengestrom.com/blog/2006/07/blind_mens_base.html http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/MindsonFireOpenEducationt/45823?time=1237433673
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