Ecological approach to collaborative narratives using social media
An ecological approach to collabora0ve narra0ve crea0on using loca0ve social media in urban contexts ECER 2011 Session: Didac0cs and technologies for outdoor learning in urban contexts Kai Pata Tallinn University, Center for Educa0onal Technology
Ecological approach to learning is… learner and system • …the process in which (community, culture) detects and corrects errors in order to ﬁt and be responsive • Adap0ng to… • the dynamically changing environment • the behaviors of the community/culture
Swarming • Swarming in biology is based on species-‐speciﬁc signals that: – a) are accumulated to the environment, but dissipate in <me if no new signals are added (foraging Analogy to popular topics and tags ants detec0ng pheromone signals) – b) can be observed in real-‐<me as a signal ﬂow in the surrounding environment (awareness of others when moving in the ﬂock) • Swarm members interpret and use the signals which triggers the self-‐ organized collabora<ve phenomena Analogy to “Facebook etc. wall”
Swarming in hybrid (virtual and real) urban environments
From graﬃV emo0on to real urban ac0on We store eco-‐cogni0ve chances for ac0on and emo0onal involvement to the hybrid ecosystem, and use community chances for naviga<on
Swarm can determine the meaning-‐ and ac0on poten0ality of urban environment Embedding bronze soldier memory from conceptual space into the real space
Using PLEs for ecological approach of urban learning
Ecological learning design principles Self-‐organized community Teacher Learner Personal learning environment Rules for connec0ng community networks Community creates the environment for knowledge accumula0on Autonomous crea0on and sharing Designing learning tasks based on swarming Community as the ini0ator of accumulated swarming topics Monitoring the community, adap0ng to the environment Monitoring the community to detect evalua0on criteria Community gives feedback and determines eﬀec0veness
Open ques0ons How can we ﬁnd and use accumulated signals as swarm triggers in hybrid urban environment? Virtual presence in the communi0es Dissipa0ng signals enables naviga0on for ac0on and emo0on in real world Mutual awareness “Hot spots” are changing in 0me (Geo)tags as hot spots in virtual realm enable naviga0on for ac0on and emo0on in real world
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