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Getting Granular on Twitter:Tweets from a Conference and Their Limited Usefulness for Non-participants Martin Ebner, Herbert Mühlburger, Sandra Schaffert, Mandy Schiefner, Wolfgang Reinhardt, and Steve Wheeler
Mobile Learning? http://flickr.com/photos/thomcochrane/416206133/
“….learning materials must be designed for easy access by the nomadic learners during using mobile technology regardless of where they are located and which network infrastructure they are using to access information” Allen, 2007
Microblogging is a small-scale form of blogging, generally made up of short, succinct messages, used by both users and business to share news, post status updates and carry on conversations Templeton, 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/601808418
Is microblogging a possibility for a specific community to exchange ideas, interests and information? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vividbreeze/480057824
http://www.jaiku.com http://www.pownce.com(down on December 15, 2008) http://www.twitter.com http://www.plurk.com http://identi.ca/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericrice/1815164756/
Outlook: What must a web-based applicationthat can also be used offline (without Internet connection) for information retrievaland knowledge discoverybased on a micro-content system like Twitter look like?
Micro-content (tweets) is achievable due to the fact that any tweet can be retrieved at anytime from a local hard-drive
Micro-content is storable in a way that the user can distinguish between different events
Micro-content is searchable along keywords, hashtags, time frames as well as different entities (URLs, @, ... )
Microblogging has potential for the future - if we see it as a new communication channel http://www.flickr.com/photos/161/
Grab and Search your Tweets http://grabeeter.tugraz.at firstname.lastname@example.org Slides available at: http://elearningblog.tugraz.at SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearningblog.tugraz.at @mebner @timbuckteeth http://elearning.tugraz.at