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Recent research seminar at the University of Brighton presenting the CloudBank project. ...

Recent research seminar at the University of Brighton presenting the CloudBank project.

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The rapid transformation of mobile phones from voice-based communication devices to networked micro computers with advanced networking and multimedia capabilities affords new ways of m-learning. This seminar describes the user-centred development of CloudBank, a mobile and web-based language learning application that enables international students resident in the UK to pool their knowledge and understanding of the local language and culture. Drawing on Web 2.0 concepts of user generated content, content syndication and social networks, the application utilises fast 3G data connections and multimedia capabilities available on modern smart phones to support informal, incidental, community supported language learning in everyday life. The seminar gives an overview of the CloudBank system design, discusses how the initial design idea was transformed in scenario-based focus groups and co-design sessions with international students, and maps out future research issues that arise in the contexts of localisation and social network integration.

CloudBank is being developed by the Interactive Technologies Research Group at the University of Brighton, UK. The project is supported by the Joint Information Systems Committee (#jiscri)

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  • 1. CloudBank
    mobile knowledge sharing
    for language learners
    JISC Rapid Innovation
    6 month project
  • 2. overview:1 the user group and problem we address 2 initial design idea 3 first prototype 4 on-going formative usability evaluation 5 conclusions future work
    user centred design
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 3. international students in the UK
    • 340.000 under/post-graduate in 2007/2008 (HESA 2009)
    • 4. typically high level of competency in English language
    • 5. no need to enrol for formal English course
    • 6. still concerned with improving facility in language & culture
    • 7. ... but find it difficult to progress (“reaching a plateau”)
    HESA (2009) http://www.hesa.ac.uk/dox/pressOffice/sfr130/sfr130r_table1.pdf (27 October 2009)
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 8. Khalil – football in pub
    “nutmeg the keeper”
    + relevant
    + authentic
    Manuela – talking to friend
    incidental learning
    “flying the Jolly Roger”
    - passing
    - isolated
    Keichi – media class
    “Red-Top newspapers”
  • 9. 1
    collect, annotate and tag interesting or intriguing found in everyday life
    language- and culture-related content
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 10. 2
    pool these content items with other language learners rss& mobile alerts
    in a repository, and distribute them via
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 11. overview:
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 12. mobile app:
    emphasis oncollecting & distributingcontent
    + start-up screen
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 13. scenario-based design:
    scenarios
    ground design of the system
    in the reality of its
    potential users
    ensure development team
    shares the same vision
    of the system
    help to make concrete what might otherwise appear to be a nebulous set of concepts
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 14. first scenario:
    Khalil is Jordanian student at the University of Brighton. He is in the Student Union watching a football game with some English friends. A goal is scored and there is much hilarity over the goalkeeper being
    nutmegged. Khalil cannot make sense of this: there’s not much connection with the nutmegs of his experience, which are used in cooking. He asks his UK friends what it means to be nutmegged. They explain that it means the striker played the ball through the keeper's legs. Khalil thinks other non-native speakers may be interested in this new nugget of knowledge. He gets out his Android G1 phone, starts the CloudBank app and keys in “to nutmeg: in football, to play through an opponent's legs”, tagging the entry with nutmeg and football. For good measure he also records an English friend pronouncing the word, and adds the recording to the entry, before sending it to the CloudBank cloud.
     
    This same evening, Keichi, a Japanese student, reads the new item about the term to nutmeg through the CloudBank RSS feed on his profile page. By chance he’s just been watching a video clip of the goal from tonight’s match. He clicks through to the nutmeg entry on the CloudBank community portal and adds a link to the video clip, so that others can get a better understanding of what it means to be nutmegged.
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 15. video:
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 16. user groups:
    co-design sessions
    focus groups
    consulted on detailed interaction design
    consulted onfunctionality, wider issues
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 17. sample composition:
    over both user groups:
    9 undergraduate
    8 postgraduate
    7 female
    10 male
    10 different first languages
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 18. transformed design:
    emphasis oncollecting & distributingcontent
    »
    emphasis on browsing & collecting & distributingcontent
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 19. requirements:
    quick start-up: nothing is more tedious than waiting for an app to start
    my / others’ stuff: my personal list of words to look up and re-visit
    filters, follow friends: friends’ contributions might be more relevant to me
    edit on the go: should be able to edit entries, e.g. to correct mistakes after saving
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 20. transformed design:
    »
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 21. implementation:
    prototype for Android OS
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 22. roadmap:
    formative
    usability
    evaluation
    (on-going)
    “version 1”
    evaluation
    in the field
    Brighton / Sussex?
    “version 2”
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 23. formative usability evaluation:
    individual sessions with users (60-90 min each):- background questionnaire
    • video observation of student using the system: “speak out loud” tasks: browse, explore - search, filter - add entry - edit entry
    • 24. System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire
    • 25. additional questionnaire with mostly open questions
    • 26. discussion with researchers (video)
    5 students so far, on-going....
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 27. version 1 (short-term):
    ...get ready for evaluation
    wrong content / inappropriate content / vandalism:monitoring very costly
    community regulated: “report this”
    refine search / filtering:scale back current implementation: search includes tags
    terminology:
    nugget / word / item, add / save / upload, etc.
    other: icons, messages, etc.
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 28. evaluation in the field:
    ...has the idea legs?
    do students use the system?we need phones for this...
    how do they use it?
    instruments, ethics
    does it help their learning?
    how to measure? subjective?
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 29. 1) localisation
    geographic / demographic / app. domain
    version 2 (longer term):
    user identities, user groups:- dynamically subscribe to user groups
    - ad-hoc, short-term user groups
    - filter content according to interests
    (might also de-fuse “inappropriate content” problem)
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 30. 2) social network integrationsocial graph, syndication, notification
    version 2 (longer term):
    follow your users
    drive traffic
    central (website)
    de-central (widget)
    build new network
    of friends
    pull in existing network of friends (via API)
    directly use existing network of friends and community infrastructure
    passwords
    fragmentation
    » social network integration often mentioned, but so far no clear trend in users’ preferences...
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 31. thank you 
    Lyn Pemberton, Marcus Winter, Sanaz Fallahkhair
    {lp22, mw159, sf61}@brighton.ac.uk
    http://itrg.brighton.ac.uk/cloudbank/
    http://blogspot.com/cloudbankblog/
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation
  • 32. http://itrg.brighton.ac.uk/cloudbank/download.php
    ( enable installation of non-market applications: settings > applications > unknown sources )
    CloudBank mobile knowledge sharing for language learners
    JISCRapid Innovation