7 crucial aspects for the shift (Schaffert&Hilzensauer, 2008) Social Involvement Content Ownership Educational & organisatioal culture Personalisation Technological aspects Role of learnerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2677459596
Widget „Widgets are full-fledged client-side applications that are authored using Web standards. They are typically downloaded and installed on a client machine or device where they typically run as stand-alone applications outside a Web browser“ Defintion of W3C • Follow a W3C Widget Specification • Inter-widget Communication supported
Personalization in foreground E.g. own desktop background image, look & feel etc. Different UI structures & themes Total control of own environment is desired!Resemblance btw. Real and virtual world More than one Personal Desktop vs. An unlimited Desktop Free widget arrangement on UI Flexible widget dimensions Drag & Drop effects vs. simple clicks Sharing, collaboration, networkingUbiquitous PLE Mobile and desktop views
PLE Concept (What) Unknown to all test usersPLE Workflow (How) Not easy to get started with Due to unfamiliar concept Introduction, tutorials for novel users strongly recommendedPLE Competences Self-organization Self-cognition …. A Change from Teacher-Controlled to Coaching needed!
New Conceptual Design: App-like GUIhttp://bentleygsa.org/gmo/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/photo.png
Text Main new GUI Elements:Spaces (Personal Desktops) Space Management Widget Store Settings
Main Outcomes of Generation 2.0 - ... more than 3000 registered users - ... about 30% of active users - ... observed more activity, resemblance to mobile apps - ... learners classify their widgets using spaces - ... widgets can send notifications - ... Inter-Widget communication actively used.
Personal Learning Environment - Graz University of Technology Next Steps Mobile PLEUbiquitous PLE Desktop widgets Native Apps
Future Recommendation Learning Scenarios Shared PLE Collaborative Learning Integration of more Learning Objects (LO)http://www.flickr.com/photos/supersonic_look/1307679752
http://twitter.tugraz.atSlides available at: http://elearningblog.tugraz.at SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearningblog.tugraz.at mebner http://elearning.tugraz.at