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Integrated PLE at University

  1. 1. First Steps towards an IntegratedPersonal Learning Environment at the University Level Martin Ebner, Sandra Schön, Behnam Taraghi, Hendrik Drachsler, Philip Tsang
  2. 2. Technology enhanced Learninghttp://flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273//
  3. 3. uLearninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/141381675
  4. 4. What is a PLE ?
  5. 5. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... a future learning environmenthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/2441359074
  6. 6. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... not an institutional or coporate application but a learning centerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/skippytpe/256929499
  7. 7. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ... where content is reused and remixed http://www.flickr.com/photos/alysser/2011022884
  8. 8. According to Stephen Downes a PLE is ...according to thestudent‘s ownneeds and interests http://www.flickr.com/photos/alysser/2011022884
  9. 9. Why we need a PLE ?
  10. 10. University a closed castle?http://www.flickr.com/photos/toru_okada/1377360600
  11. 11. But how can we integrate the WWW ...http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/file/view/swl_ple2.gif (Scott Leslie, PLE Diagram)
  12. 12. and combine it with university‘s services?http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghz/407109888/
  13. 13. The general concept
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Technological concept
  16. 16. MashUp Principle - Use of Widgets http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/mashup_2/
  17. 17. Comparable to iGoogle
  18. 18. 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 • IST Palette Project allows exchange - furthermore also the communicaton between widgets
  19. 19. First Design Study
  20. 20. Central Ideas of the GUI: „Less is more“ „the best of two worlds“ „tidy not cluttered“http://www.flickr.com/photos/harmrhebergen/2694630
  21. 21. Brainstorming
  22. 22. First conceptual ideas
  23. 23. MockUphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3879832565
  24. 24. Main GUI Elements
  25. 25. Usability Tests http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdolishny/2760207306
  26. 26. First Design
  27. 27. PersonalDashboard
  28. 28. Heuristic Evaluation, Thinking Aloud Test,Interviews and Questionnaries carriedout .... • - ... Personlization in foreground (style, look & feel) • - ... Flexibility and Creativity should be fostered (free arrangment on UI, ...) • - ... Ubiquitous PLE (mobile and desktop views)
  29. 29. PLE at TU Graz since October 2010
  30. 30. http://vimeo.com/25595446
  31. 31. General View - overall concept http://ple.tugraz.at
  32. 32. Weather Widget Customzation Screen !
  33. 33. Scribd Widget Slideshare Widget
  34. 34. Blog Widget Google Maps !
  35. 35. Summary after the launch - PLE • - ... has more than 1000 registered users • - ... has about 30% of highly active users • - ... uses a tracking module in the background • - ... `s Widgets are developed by students
  36. 36. Future Recommendation Learning Scenarios Integration of Learning Objects (LO) Converter for Desktop and Mobilehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/supersonic_look/1307679752
  37. 37. 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

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