Collaborating with the Enemy


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Collaborating with the Enemy

  1. 1. Collaborating with the Enemy by Andrew Bate E-Learning (LTEO) [email_address] Presentation available online:
  2. 2. <ul><li>My Personal Tutor’s, Dr </li></ul><ul><li>“Who”, opinions of </li></ul><ul><li>LTEO </li></ul><ul><li>“The Enemy” </li></ul><ul><li>“They don’t know what … they are doing” </li></ul>
  3. 3. What should the interns do this afternoon? <ul><li>Work at Desk as usual </li></ul><ul><li>Go home with pay </li></ul><ul><li>Relax with colleagues with cake and coke </li></ul><ul><li>Relax with other interns with beer and burgers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Projects <ul><li>Use of Word Clouds at UOB </li></ul><ul><li>Classification of Twitter Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental Use of Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Classification of Wikis </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wordcloud example using
  6. 6. What was the previous wordcloud of? <ul><li>My Facebook Profile contents </li></ul><ul><li>My Journal entries on intern Moodle page </li></ul><ul><li>My CV </li></ul><ul><li>The Monster Raving Loony Party’s Manifesto 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>The UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wordclouds <ul><li>Started with raw data (50 odd responses to PPP SIG paper survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Put into electronic text, which is then make into a wordcloud using </li></ul><ul><li>Blogged all thoughts, difficulties and workings </li></ul><ul><li>Developed an article on elearning wiki on Confluence, collaborating with Andy Ramsden </li></ul><ul><li>The working paper is on OPus </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wordcloud based on UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights (source- wikipedia article, 20 th August 08)
  9. 9. Twitter <ul><li>Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter updates are called “Tweets” </li></ul><ul><li>Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Twitter <ul><li>Start with a classification and look around for tweets where the classification either fails and is unclear </li></ul><ul><li>Improve classification and method </li></ul><ul><li>Take “random” sample and classify their tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Blogged my findings, thoughts and method </li></ul>
  11. 11. Your Experience with Moodle… <ul><li>Moodle? I have not used it I think </li></ul><ul><li>Well, some of the time. Only if I need something </li></ul><ul><li>I quite often check up on any changes on my moodle courses </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is my life! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Departmental Use of Moodle <ul><li>Look a collection of moodle course and make notes </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a system of assessing moodle course content </li></ul><ul><li>Assess moodle courses of a given department using system </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wiki <ul><li>Collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content </li></ul><ul><li>Editing is largely plain text </li></ul>Image from
  14. 14. Classification of Wikis <ul><li>Looked at a handful of wikis in moodle and read background literature </li></ul><ul><li>Given a list of wikis, had to classify based on previous model </li></ul><ul><li>Reported my findings via my blog </li></ul>
  15. 15. What have I learned… <ul><li>Every thought must be blogged and became an effective stalker </li></ul><ul><li>To collaborate with others </li></ul><ul><li>Developed my report writing and general writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Developed analytic & decision making skills </li></ul><ul><li>A much better understanding of L&T and the works of a learning technologist </li></ul>
  16. 16. And you have learned... <ul><li>Not much really, but thanks for wasting my time </li></ul><ul><li>That clickers are fun! ;-) </li></ul><ul><li>That e-learning does more then just moodle </li></ul><ul><li>The Presenter’s rather odd </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Ultimate slide <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Wordcloud working paper </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>My blog. </li></ul><ul><li>ANY QUESTIONS? </li></ul>Andrew Bate [email_address]