SocialLearn - Learning in an Open World, June 2010

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Learning in an Open World: Open University: Online Conference, June 2010

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SocialLearn - Learning in an Open World, June 2010

  1. 1. Learning in an Open World Open University: Online Conference, June 2010 http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2012 SocialLearn Team: Simon Buckingham Shum, Rebecca Ferguson, Mark Glaister, Thanh Le http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk 1
  2. 2. The road ahead?… 2 http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/187161/the-road-ahead-sun.jpg
  3. 3. 2.0 (beta) The road ahead?… 3 http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/187161/the-road-ahead-sun.jpg
  4. 4. OERs Quality 2.0 (beta) The road ahead?… 4 http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/187161/the-road-ahead-sun.jpg
  5. 5. Quality OERs OpenLearn TESSA YouTube iTunesU
  6. 6. OERs Quality 2.0 (beta) The road ahead?… Apps Social 6 http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/187161/the-road-ahead-sun.jpg
  7. 7.   Tools used by Social learners mid-2008 (Mapped by Martin Weller @ Apps SocialLearn User Workshop, July 2008)
  8. 8. Social Apps OU Course Profiles … and we’re writing our Facebook app own of course… iSpot citizen science
  9. 9. Social Apps Is that it? A cloud of tools, partially integrated via web feeds? 9
  10. 10. OERs Quality 2.0 (beta) The road ahead?… Apps Social 10 http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/187161/the-road-ahead-sun.jpg
  11. 11. The road ahead?… 2.0 (beta) Social Learning Infrastructure http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/187161/the-road-ahead-sun.jpg Social Apps Quality OERs 11
  12. 12. Lots of OU R&D People Social Learning Infrastructure Technology Practices Focus of this talk Lots of OU R&D 12
  13. 13. Technology Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865 13 http://sarahealy.com/index.php/2009/01/26/blogging-choosing-your-avatar/
  14. 14. an OU-only social network 14 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  15. 15. tools the coolest OU versions of 15 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  16. 16. minds for inquiring network tuned a collaborative 16 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  17. 17. learning interests find peers sharing my better ways to 17 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  18. 18. needs mentors my learning committed to 18 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  19. 19. learning resources for relevant smart agents filtering the Net 19 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  20. 20. tuned for analytics and learning/inquiry recommendations 20 Adobe: http://192.150.18.60/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1044865
  21. 21. The social learners are here… …and if they could smoothly exchange important learner-centric data between their favourite tools, they might thank us API 21
  22. 22. The SocialLearn provides the ‘glue’ to connect activities, friends and recommendations …other OU sites… OU VLE OpenLearn Cloudworks ORO Interoperability via API & Google Gadgets 1. Profile SocialLearn 2. User Interface 3. Social Graph 4. Services 22
  23. 23. SocialLearn beta: homepage 23
  24. 24. SocialLearn “dashboard” of gadgets 24
  25. 25. Gadget ideas…   SocialLearn   PhD Skills Gadget   Path Gadget   I’m Stuck Gadget   Mentor Gadget   Plus…   From KMi: eg. Flashmeeting, Virtual Microscope, ROLE…   From OU: eg. Library Search   From other educational institutions, eg. Moodle tools (UOB)   From SocialLearn developer community   From e-science projects, eg. MyExperiment   From Google: eg. Calendar; Gmail, Reader…   From the global Gadget Directory: thousands more… 25
  26. 26. SocialLearn: configuring my Gadget sets 26
  27. 27. SocialLearn: configuring my Gadget sets 27
  28. 28. SocialLearn gadgets dropped into iGoogle 28
  29. 29. Embedding SocialLearn gadgets in a partner site (the OU’s PhD Skills) A generic PhD skill from the national Research Councils framework Cloudstream Recommender gadget showing relevant activity in Cloudworks (test example) 29
  30. 30. Embedding SocialLearn gadgets in a partner site (the OU’s Cloudworks) 30
  31. 31. SocialLearn: accessing my Gadgets from the browser toolbar on any website 31
  32. 32. The SocialLearn Space provides the ‘glue’ to connect activities, friends and recommendations …other OU sites… OU VLE OpenLearn Cloudworks ORO Interoperability via Google Gadgets 1. Profile SocialLearn Space 2. User Interface 3. Social Graph 4. Services 32
  33. 33. “Services”: towards a suite of recommendation engines, both from OU and developer network (not a current priority for us) Commerce People who e.g. bought this, bought this… 33
  34. 34. “Services”: towards a suite of recommendation engines, both from OU and developer network fast becoming commodity services Social/Reputation Navigational (not a current priority for us) Commerce People who People who You have e.g. bought this, bought this… viewed this also viewed three friends in common… this… People who rate her also 34 rate him…
  35. 35. “Services”: towards a suite of recommendation engines, both from OU and developer network fast becoming commodity services indexing Social/Reputation Navigational (not a current priority for us) Commerce Content People who People who You have This resource e.g. bought this, bought this… viewed this also viewed three friends in common… is similar to this one… this… People who (semantic + rate her also multimedia 35 rate him… search R&D)
  36. 36. “Services”: towards a suite of recommendation engines, both from OU and developer network fast becoming commodity services indexing services tuned for learning Social/Reputation Learning to Learn Connections Navigational (not a current priority for us) Commerce Content People who People who You have This resource This resource This person is e.g. bought this, bought this… viewed this also viewed three friends in common… is similar to this one… shows a counter- example / also trying to develop her this… People who (semantic + supporting planning… rate her also multimedia evidence… 36 rate him… search R&D)
  37. 37. Core social moves (re-using Drupal’s feature-set) Following Friending Messaging Groups 37
  38. 38. Creating an ad hoc group for my friends 38
  39. 39. sociallearn.org :: register, demo & movie blog / more detailed talks @ www.open.ac.uk/blogs/sociallearn 39

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