NASATalk: A Content Collaborative for the NASA Education Community

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NASATalk is a Web 2.0 site where educators can come to share ideas, suggestions, success stories, and even frustrations about using NASA resources to enhance STEM teaching and learning.

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NASATalk: A Content Collaborative for the NASA Education Community

  1. 1. NASATalk:  A  Content  Collabora/ve   for  the  NASA  Educa/on  Community     Laurie  Ruberg,  Ph.D.   NASATalk,  Program  Manager   Associate  Director    Center  for  Educa/onal  Technologies,  Wheeling  Jesuit  University   lruberg@cet.edu  
  2. 2. What  Is  a  Content  Collabora/ve?   •  A  content  collabora/ve  is  a  user-­‐driven  website  that   expands  and  grows  based  on  the  needs  of  its  par/cipants.   •  NASATalk  focuses  on  providing  professional   communica/ons  that  differ  from  prosocial  networks  like   Facebook  and  MySpace.    Perhaps  the  term  “procial   networking”*  can  help  dis/nguish  what  we  are  trying  to   accomplish:   –  Providing  a  forum  that  makes  it  easy  to  hear  from  and  respond   to  our  community’s  needs,  ideas,  and  feedback.     *Term  first  used  on  NASATalk  by  Bob  Starr.     Share  your  comments.  
  3. 3. Why  is  NASA  inves/ng  in  this?   •  A  successful  applica/on  of  collabora/ve   content  management  system  enables  rapid   response  to  recommenda/ons  and  concerns   from  its  community  of  users.   •  That’s  what  we  hope  to  accomplish  with   NASATalk!  
  4. 4. What  Are  the  Measures  of  Success?   •  To  provide  a  user-­‐friendly  interface  to  NASA   content     •  To  deliver  content  in  a  highly  personalized,   secure,  and  in-­‐context  manner     •  To  enable  user  collabora/ons       •  To  make  the  content  delivered  user-­‐ready    
  5. 5. Tracking  User  Par/cipa/on  
  6. 6. Reviewing  User  Traffic  
  7. 7. Monitoring  User  Tools  
  8. 8. Collec/ng  User  Stats  
  9. 9. Mapping  User  Par/cipa/on  
  10. 10. Understanding   User  Interests  
  11. 11. Providing  Professional  Development   •  Based  on  user-­‐driven  preferences   •  Matching  user  needs  with  NASA   opportuni/es  
  12. 12. Most  Popular  Pos/ng  
  13. 13. Follow  us  on       NASATalk.com  

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