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An emerging suite of
social learning
technologies
Simon Buckingham Shum
Knowledge Media Institute


Cloudscape for this ev...
Social learning technology:
   candidate dimensions of the design space
                          everyday social media

 ...
Social learning technology:
   candidate dimensions of the design space
                          everyday social media   ...
Lightning ‘flashcard’ tour of OU social learning technologies


                             A social space to share/discu...
Plus of course, direct interpersonal comms tools:
   FlashMeeting: audio/video conferencing with just
   the Flash web bro...
Plus of course, direct interpersonal comms tools:
  Hexagon: lo-fi peripheral awareness with just the
  Flash browser plug...
cloudworks

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© Simon Buckingham Shum
Cloudworks: A social space to share/discuss
   educational ideas/resources (IET) http://cloudworks.ac.uk


               ...
Cloudworks: A social space to share/discuss
   educational ideas/resources (IET) http://cloudworks.ac.uk


               ...
Cloudworks: A social space to share/discuss
   educational ideas/resources (IET) http://cloudworks.ac.uk


               ...
compendium

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© Simon Buckingham Shum
Compendium: “Excel for Ideas
   http://compendium.open.ac.uk
    Dialogue Mapping meetings in real time, which can be furt...
Compendium: “Excel for Ideas”
   http://compendium.open.ac.uk
    Dialogue Mapping meetings in real time, which can be fur...
Compendium: “Excel for Ideas”
   http://compendium.open.ac.uk
    Mapping therapeutic group dynamics: Which behaviours do ...
Compendium: “Excel for Ideas”
   http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/e-dance/2009/09/14/choreographic-video-annotation




  Di...
cohere

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© Simon Buckingham Shum
Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk




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Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk




         View clips                         ...
Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk




                                            ...
Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk
                                   Connections
 ...
Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk
                                  Connections
  ...
Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk
                              Connections filter...
Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections
   http://cohere.open.ac.uk
                              Connections filter...
ELLIment

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© Simon Buckingham Shum
ELLIment: online tool for 1-1 mentoring around the
   ELLI framework (rapid prototype – Thomas Ullman, OU)

              ...
ELLIment: online tool for 1-1 mentoring around the
   ELLI framework

                     Choose your               Edita...
ELLIment: online tool for 1-1 mentoring around the
   ELLI framework

                     Choose your               Edita...
SocialLearn

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© Simon Buckingham Shum
The SocialLearn Space provides the ‘glue’ to
   connect diverse websites, providing ‘friends’,
   analytics and recommenda...
Google Gadgets & OpenSocial
   http://opensocial.org / directory.opensocial.org




                                      ...
Cloudworks People Recommender gadget in
   an iGoogle portal (or any other OpenSocial container)




                     ...
Embedding Google Gadgets in Cloudworks

                                           People
                                ...
Embedding a Google Gadget in PhD-Skills website
   http://phdskills.open.ac.uk

                                          ...
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Sketches the design space of some Open U social learning technologies, as part of the Social Learning Symposium, 17 March 2010, hosted at Open Systems Research Group: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2034

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  1. 1. An emerging suite of social learning technologies Simon Buckingham Shum Knowledge Media Institute Cloudscape for this event: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2034 1
  2. 2. Social learning technology: candidate dimensions of the design space everyday social media “friends” like me 1-many from the start rapid information exchange no reflection required by the UI tag clouds generic web analytics recommendations based on navigation, ratings, purchases… myriad activity traces in the cloud informal personal endorsements 2 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  3. 3. Social learning technology: candidate dimensions of the design space everyday social media social media tuned for learning? “friends” like me learning peers/mentors who both affirm and challenge 1-many from the start plus 1-1 mentoring rapid information exchange learning conversations no reflection required by the UI reflection encouraged by the UI tag clouds meaningful connections generic web analytics learning analytics recommendations based on recommendations based on navigation, ratings, purchases… learning profiles and activities myriad activity traces in the cloud plus a secure e-portfolio to evidence learning informal personal endorsements verifiable accreditation by trusted platforms 3 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  4. 4. Lightning ‘flashcard’ tour of OU social learning technologies A social space to share/discuss educational ideas/resources A semantic hypermedia tool for visual Compendium modelling and mapping f2f/e-discourse Annotate any website with highlights, margin notes, and meaningful connections Tool for online mentoring around the ELLI ELLIment lifelong learning framework Aggregated user profile and social graph, SocialLearn delivering services via cross-platform Google Gadgets 4 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  5. 5. Plus of course, direct interpersonal comms tools: FlashMeeting: audio/video conferencing with just the Flash web browser plug-in http://flashmeeting.open.ac.uk 5 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  6. 6. Plus of course, direct interpersonal comms tools: Hexagon: lo-fi peripheral awareness with just the Flash browser plug-in http://cnm.open.ac.uk/projects/hexagon 6 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  7. 7. cloudworks 7 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  8. 8. Cloudworks: A social space to share/discuss educational ideas/resources (IET) http://cloudworks.ac.uk Seed your Cloud with introductory text or embedded media, and then invite discussion and links © Simon Buckingham Shum
  9. 9. Cloudworks: A social space to share/discuss educational ideas/resources (IET) http://cloudworks.ac.uk Seed your Cloud with introductory text or embedded media, and then invite discussion and links © Simon Buckingham Shum
  10. 10. Cloudworks: A social space to share/discuss educational ideas/resources (IET) http://cloudworks.ac.uk Seed your Cloud with introductory text or embedded media, and then invite discussion and links © Simon Buckingham Shum
  11. 11. compendium 11 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  12. 12. Compendium: “Excel for Ideas http://compendium.open.ac.uk Dialogue Mapping meetings in real time, which can be further enhanced when the map provides a semantic index into video of the meeting (e.g. screen recording of a Flashmeeting conference) 12 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  13. 13. Compendium: “Excel for Ideas” http://compendium.open.ac.uk Dialogue Mapping meetings in real time, which can be further enhanced when the map provides a semantic index into video of the meeting (e.g. Access Grid using Memetic Project replay tools) 13 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  14. 14. Compendium: “Excel for Ideas” http://compendium.open.ac.uk Mapping therapeutic group dynamics: Which behaviours do two patients share? Tags shared in common are orange, tags from one patient in green 14 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  15. 15. Compendium: “Excel for Ideas” http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/e-dance/2009/09/14/choreographic-video-annotation Direct annotation of video in Compendium, overlaying multiple interpretations (e-Dance project) 15 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  16. 16. cohere 16 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  17. 17. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk 17 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  18. 18. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk View clips Tweet this annotation from web Visualize connections map Edit Connect to another Idea Delete Add Clip Bookmark 18 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  19. 19. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk 19 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  20. 20. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk Connections filtered by Contrast © Simon Buckingham Shum
  21. 21. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk Connections filtered by Lineage © Simon Buckingham Shum
  22. 22. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk Connections filtered by Similarity © Simon Buckingham Shum
  23. 23. Cohere: web annotation + semantic connections http://cohere.open.ac.uk Connections filtered by Consistency © Simon Buckingham Shum
  24. 24. ELLIment 24 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  25. 25. ELLIment: online tool for 1-1 mentoring around the ELLI framework (rapid prototype – Thomas Ullman, OU) Choose your mentor © Simon Buckingham Shum
  26. 26. ELLIment: online tool for 1-1 mentoring around the ELLI framework Choose your Editable ELLI mentor profile accessed from Learning Shared record of notes, activities, Warehouse objectives, etc Private or Shared reflections © Simon Buckingham Shum
  27. 27. ELLIment: online tool for 1-1 mentoring around the ELLI framework Choose your Editable ELLI mentor profile accessed from Learning Shared record of notes, activities, Warehouse objectives, etc Private or Shared reflections AV channel of choice © Simon Buckingham Shum
  28. 28. SocialLearn 28 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  29. 29. The SocialLearn Space provides the ‘glue’ to connect diverse websites, providing ‘friends’, analytics and recommendations OU VLE PhD-Skills ORO Interoperability via Google OpenSocial Gadgets/FriendConnect 1. Profile SocialLearn Space 2. User Interface 3. Social Graph 4. Services 29 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  30. 30. Google Gadgets & OpenSocial http://opensocial.org / directory.opensocial.org Major social media players are now OpenSocial Gadget “containers” The Gadget Directory is analogous to the iPhone AppStore – thousands of apps 30 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  31. 31. Cloudworks People Recommender gadget in an iGoogle portal (or any other OpenSocial container) People Recommender gadget 31 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  32. 32. Embedding Google Gadgets in Cloudworks People Recommender gadget Cloud Recommender gadget Cloudstream Recommender gadget 32 © Simon Buckingham Shum
  33. 33. Embedding a Google Gadget in PhD-Skills website http://phdskills.open.ac.uk A generic PhD skill from the national Research Councils framework Cloudstream Recommender gadget showing relevant activity in Cloudworks (test example) 33 © Simon Buckingham Shum
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