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An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0
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  • 1. An Exploration of Formal and Informal Learning Flows in LMS 2.0: Case Study Edu 2.0 Malinka Ivanova Technical University – Sofia, Bulgaria Anguelina Popova University of Utrecht, the Netherlands SPeL 2009, 15 September 2009, Milan, Italy
  • 2. Aim <ul><li>&gt;&gt; To analyze the formal and informal learning flows from the point of view of learning enhancement in Web 2.0 environment </li></ul>
  • 3. Outline <ul><li>The role of LMS in education </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 meaning for Higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Learning area in LMS 2.0: Edu 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Learning Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Recourse Repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in the community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal and informal learning flows </li></ul><ul><li>Experience sharing and survey analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  • 4. LMS in Education <ul><li>&gt;&gt; Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>&gt;&gt; Open source </li></ul><ul><li>&gt;&gt; Free hosted </li></ul><ul><li>LMSs are widely used and will continue to grow in many higher education institutions over the world for: planning, delivering, and managing learning events </li></ul>The evolution of LMS market , according to Bersin &amp; Associates, 2009
  • 5. 2.0 meaning for Higher education
  • 6. 2.0 &gt;&gt; free hosted &gt;&gt; open &gt;&gt; mashupable &gt;&gt; networking &gt;&gt; communities of practice forming <ul><li>LMS 2.0 - underexplored segment of the expansive territory of eLearning </li></ul>
  • 7. Method <ul><li>Examination of the main functional characteristics and available social tools in Edu 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of formal and informal learning experience gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking of students’ learning activities and their arrangement in flows </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a survey questionnaire on students’ experiences of formal and informal activities </li></ul><ul><li>Results’ analysis </li></ul>
  • 8. Research questions <ul><li>How should the advantages of LMS 2.0 for learning enhancement be used in the most effective way? </li></ul><ul><li>How could LMS 2.0 social capabilities be integrated into a learning process? </li></ul>
  • 9. Research questions <ul><li>How could students’ learning experience be improved combining formal and informal learning flows? </li></ul><ul><li>How could student-generated artifacts be incorporated in a formal learning program? </li></ul>
  • 10. Learning Area in Edu 2.0 <ul><li>The learning area spreads out upon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(1) personal learning space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(2) course learning place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3) public available resource repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(4) formed community </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; provides support for students to set and manage their own learning
  • 12. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; contact with educators, classmates, friends and community members to exchange ideas or get advice
  • 13. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; plan and manage learning activities and meetings, record class events and assignment deadlines
  • 14. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; Contact with community members and share personal information
  • 15. Personal Learning Space <ul><li>&gt;&gt; image and resource sharing as a reflective activity related to: </li></ul><ul><li>student’s current interests </li></ul><ul><li>the course subject matter </li></ul>
  • 16. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; communicate with experts and peers with common interests
  • 17. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; created artifacts and a digital record of the performed learning activities
  • 18. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; stimulating analytical thinking and problem reflecting
  • 19. Personal Learning Space &gt;&gt; Materials that support learning – private and from the community
  • 20. Course Learning Place &gt;&gt; Content is aggregated from different social media &gt;&gt; The learning activities can be completed in other Edu 2.0 sections as well as outside the system
  • 21. Course Learning Place
  • 22. Course Learning Place
  • 23. Course Learning Place
  • 24. Course Learning Place
  • 25. Course Learning Place
  • 26. Course Learning Place &gt;&gt; Collaboration and communication section via course blog, wiki, debates, chat
  • 27. Course Learning Place
  • 28. Public Resource Repository User-centered resource repository : &gt;&gt; students dynamically use existing and add new content &gt;&gt; it provides a multimedia experience, accumulating various media formats &gt;&gt; it is socially engaging: students can add to favorites and vote about resources &gt;&gt; it is community innovative - it could be modified by community participants
  • 29. Participation in the Community &gt;&gt; direct access to registered schools, groups, and members &gt;&gt; create and view social profiles, create friends lists, and directly message &gt;&gt; create groups with special interests
  • 30. Formal and Informal Learning Flows <ul><li>Informal learning flows appear at all four parts of the Learning area </li></ul>
  • 31. Survey Analysis &gt;&gt; 60 students in 3 groups, average age 22 years, female/male: 30/70% &gt;&gt; Most time is spent in the personal learning space and slightly less in the course learning section &gt;&gt; the networking among students from different groups and among students and educators is well developed &gt;&gt; but not with peers from over the world
  • 32. Conclusions <ul><li>Our students are surrounded by formal learning forms to this moment at university </li></ul><ul><li>But they use social media in their everyday life without understanding the power for learning </li></ul><ul><li>So, participation in the course focused their attention to: </li></ul><ul><li>How to use social software in formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>How informal interactions could facilitate formal learning? </li></ul>Formalize informal
  • 33. Conclusions <ul><li>Advantages of the new generation of LMSs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>openness of the learning process (media, content, human capabilities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dynamics and interactivity in formal and informal ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>opportunities for self-regulated and life-long learning </li></ul></ul>BETA
  • 34. Conclusions <ul><li>There is adhesion between different types of learning flows </li></ul><ul><li>Informal learning flows supplement and enrich the formal learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Formal learning flows are premises for informal learning to occur </li></ul><ul><li>The students’ learning experience was enriched during the course on the subject matter and from a technological point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Several of the artifacts added by students are incorporated in the course’ formal learning - videos, images, links, sites, widgets, interactive posters </li></ul>SOCIAL
  • 35. <ul><li>For contacts: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Thank you for your attention!

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