Goals of Island 1. Connect people / knowledge which aren't connected but should be 2. Provide tools for supporting learning communities (classes and otherwise) 3. Provide tools for building library of knowledge
Quality of content not critical as long it's a good social object (i.e. it gets students talking)
“ For instance, content that may be imperfect is often good for encouraging others to participate, or content that is contentious may be better at stimulating debate. The very hard lesson for academics here is that the educational value is not in the content itself but the social interaction it begets.” – Martin Weller
Turn homework from an object to a social object
Resources: Social Objects in Education: http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2008/01/whats-a-social.html Kyle Mathews: “What are Social Objects” http://kyle.mathews2000.com/blog/2009/02/21/what-are-social-objects Kyle Mathews: “How to Design a Social Networking Site Using Social Objects” http://kyle.mathews2000.com/blog/2009/02/27/how-design-social-networking-site-using-social-objects
How Island will use or does use networked social objects?
Island's social objects # Groups # Posts (discussions, blog posts, job postings, events) # Comments # Status updates
Something about how I'm trying to increase the amount of socialization around the social objects + increase velocity of socialization with real time stuff
Link people to people through objects Not people to objects
Kyle Mathews and 8 others are attending the lecture “How to bring about world peace on less than a buck.”
Fred Buizman and 2 others commented on John's post “How to install Drupal in 5 minutes while juggling a tricycle.”
Beets Robinson and 7 others recently joined the “Web Services” group
What are people from your major saying? What are people saying about the big football game? What events are popular with people you follow?
Who is like you? Who should you follow? What groups should you join?
Let's make the world a better place through social networks
Resources: Jyri's lecture on nodal points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiWjAVcWK4g Tim O'Reilly's def of web 2.0 http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_adaptive_system https://island.byu.edu/wiki/social-gestures-ideas-wiki
Starting a company selling Island-like software to Universities!
Be good for something not just good at something