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  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning Ramón Ovelar Beltrán, Oskar Casquero Oyarzabal, Manuel Benito Gómez Virtual Campus – University of the Basque Country GIEL – ELIT Research Group EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • A brief introduction
    • Definition of a new strategy for Pulsar (http://pulsar.ehu.es), a domain-specific portal devoted to the dissemination of news trends and best practices in the field of e-learning
    • Description of the procedure followed for moving from an editorial model to a new approach introducing social features
    Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning Raise awareness of technologies affordances Build a collection of relevant resources A gateway to information about e-learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning All these services are giving shape to new mechanisms for filtering and selecting the information we consume where personal networks and community play an important role EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • WEB 2.0, API MICROCONTENT, SYNDICATION, BARRIERS FOR PARTICIPATION ARE LOWERING A NEW ATTITUDE: DIGITAL NATIVES SOCIAL NETWORKS EMERGE IN THE WEB ARENA ONLINE IDENTITY COMMUNITY: A SOCIAL GATEKEEPER SOCIAL NETWORKS BLOGS, WIKIS, BROADBAND… SOCIAL MEDIA USER GENERATED CONTENT (UGC) WEB 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL MEDIA UGC TRANSFORMING THEMATIC PORTALS INTO SOCIAL INFORMATION HUBS A CLOUD OF WEB SERVICES TOOLS THAT USERS SHOULD FIND IN A 2.0 PORTAL
    • RSS FEEDS
    • AGGREGATION
    • APIs
    • PROFILES
    • OPEN SOCIAL
    • TAGS
    • RATINGS
    • COMMENTS
    • ¿MODERATION?
    • LIFESTREAM
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning Getting the community into the process ¿Why users would contribute? EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning Users need to feel it as useful for themselves, but also that making a contribution is worth it, because they are effectively helping their colleagues. EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
    • User-generated content and institutional content will be side by side
    • Mixed authentication system that can be linked to an institutional authentication systems (LDAP) but offers non-university users the possibility to participate
    • Two possibilities for users’ contributions: direct contributions (like a recommended link with a description) and advanced aggregator . These contributions will be tagged by authors (folksonomy)
    • A rating system for content and other popularity rankings
    • Affordances for sharing and keeping content in external platforms , by shortcut to social media sites, mail
    • A community board displaying users’ contributions, where different tabs will enable users to check them by popularity, time of submission, tags…
    • A profile displaying personal information about users but also their last contributions, in a set of blocks: internal contributions, external contributions, comments…
    • A social network enabling to set relations with other users, that will also be displayed in their profiles. A friends’ feed is created with the contributions of these users and will be displayed in a tab included in users' profile
    Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
    • Selection of an open-course CMS
      • Joomla
      • Wordpress
      • Drupal
    • Criteria
      • Features
      • Engagement of the community
    • Selected tool: Drupal 5 and a set of community contributed modules
      • Best scores for social features and flexible aggregation
    • Contributed Modules used (non-exhaustive list)
      • I18n (translation)
      • Views
      • Content Creation Kit (CCK)
      • LDAP
      • FeedAPI
    Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning
      • Buddylist
      • Activity
      • Bio Profile
    EDEN 09 – Gdansk
    • Issues and challenges
      • A hard work is needed to foster participation and to build a community (and to maintain it!!!)
      • ¿Do faculties are ready for such information management tools?
      • ¿Will we be able to grow organically and adapt our Pulsar features to our users’ likes and dislikes?
      • Trackability, indicators and data processing
    Implementation of Social Features in a Domain-Specific Portal about e-Learning EDEN 09 – Gdansk
  • Ramón Ovelar – Manuel Benito Oskar Casquero Virtual Campus – University of the Basque Country GIEL – ELIT Research Group