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Building Learning Communities on Microblogging Platforms. Study Case: Cirip.eu

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Building Learning Communities on Microblogging Platforms. Study Case: Cirip.eu

  1. 1. Building Learning Communities on Microblogging Platforms Carmen Holotescu & Gabriela Grosseck Cirip.eu CNIV / ICVL 30 October – 1 November, Iasi
  2. 2. <ul><li>Presentation Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>A short introduction in Social Learning </li></ul><ul><li>What is microblogging? Uses in education </li></ul><ul><li>Cirip.eu – a microblogging platform for education </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communities on Cirip.eu </li></ul>photos at flickr.com/photos/cosmin_coco_ro flickr.com/photos/priviridesculte
  3. 3. SOCIAL LEARNING A short introduction
  4. 4. RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007, microblogging-2008/2009 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
  5. 5. Enhancing teaching & learning using Web2.0 technologies from Handbook of Emerging Technologies in Education: George Siemens, Peter Tittenberg (pg.34) ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBLOGGING What is it? And why should I care?
  7. 7. A collaborative definition of microblogging generated by oamos.com embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1645201
  8. 8. Microblogging is a collaborative technology, a new form of blogging, with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3th party applications, which allows RT interactions between users.
  9. 9. Diagrammr at diagrammr.com/edit?key=dy4NKMc8XsZ embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644841
  10. 10. photo: http://www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg Microblogging platforms used in education
  11. 11. Mar 2006 Oct 2007 Jan 2008 Sep 2008 Jul 2008 Dec 2007 Mar 2008 Overview of the Microsphere Timeline Twitter, Yammer, Cirip.eu, and Edmodo appear on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/
  12. 12. Scribd paper: Can we use Twitter for educational activities? HOW MICROBLOGGING CAN IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandemia/354115976/sizes/l/ Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Exploring the language Reference services good points:
  14. 14. distr acting time -consuming rude ad dictive no social educational value bad grammar skills privacy spam meaningless without a network bad points http://www.flickr.com/photos/80578657@N00/254923630/sizes/o
  15. 15. A slideshare presentation about collaboration on microblogging, embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1610057
  16. 16. A photopeach presentation for microblogging metaphors, embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/874542
  17. 17. <ul><li>The most popular microblogging system </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in July, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Robust, elegant and simple </li></ul><ul><li>More than 160 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous mash-ups </li></ul>Social networking in 140 characters twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124372363@N01/2417123304/sizes/o
  18. 18. Twitter Educational uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  19. 19. A video clip about twitter at dotsub.com embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644958
  20. 20. 7000 users interface in Romanian, English, German Cirip.eu - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications
  21. 21. Facilities Cirip.eu (1) <ul><li>public and private groups (courses, trainings, projects, events, internal communication, service, family, hobby, etc); group communication via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>polls , quizzes – online or via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>feeds monitoring (via SMS)(sites/blogs/social networks/search feeds – jobs, weather, reactions) </li></ul><ul><li>statistics, visualizations, tags. </li></ul>Cirip.eu TUTORIAL
  22. 22. Facilities Cirip.eu (2) multimedia objects embedded in messages (information/communication flow): - livestreaming, - images ( flickr, tinypic ), - audio ( eok, trilulilu, deezer, blip.fm, vocaroo, mp3 ), - (live) video ( youtube, dotsub, vimeo, seesmic, 220.ro, myvideo ), - presentations ( slideshare, capzles, voicethread, flow gram, photopeach, picasa, notaland, prezi, diagrammr, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr, ), - documents ( odf, odt, pdf, doc, xls, txt, ppt ) Cirip.eu TUTORIAL
  23. 23. PLN: users, groups, feeds interactions online, via ciripfox/ ciripgadget/ ciripAIR/FF Ubiquity, SMS, mobile, IM, mJava, API, twitter2cirip, rss2cirip messages, images, audio, video (live), presentations, files profile livestreaming cirip2twitter, widget, export notes on blogs
  24. 24. information and knowledge management courses enhancement delivering entire online courses collaborative projects in universities communities of practice ePortfolios. Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) - PLE/PLN Educational uses Users Grupuri Feeds Social networks
  25. 25. Mindmap at mindmeister.com/maps/show_public/29895908 embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1629920
  26. 26. <ul><li>An online course about microblogging platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Research: </li></ul><ul><li>integrate microblogging with other Web2.0 technologies </li></ul><ul><li>microblogging platform as LMS </li></ul><ul><li>course facilitation </li></ul>Materials: announcements materials as LOM/SCORM objects
  27. 27. Course elements: announcements modules – imported as LOM/SCORM objects collaborative exercises multimedia messages poll/quiz/ comments via SMS (f2f) validation - interactions with users/groups
  28. 28. Participation: built PLNs 42 members: students, teachers, developers, librarians 1100 messages
  29. 29. <ul><li>Collaborative exercises using different Web2.0 technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>puzzle images - flickr , CC </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us collection </li></ul><ul><li>video translation - writeboard , dotsub </li></ul><ul><li>comments on voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>tagcloud - wordle </li></ul><ul><li>code of good practices on microblogs - writeboard </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Cirip.eu has facilities to deliver successful and qualitative online courses and to enhance courses; the communication (online/SMS/mobile), authoring, monitoring, statistical facilities make Cirip.eu a modern free LMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating an entire online course or a part of a course on such a platform requires specific facilitation skills, and collaborative technologies knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants gain important digital and communication skills, build PLEs, continue to collaborate in community after the course ends </li></ul>
  31. 31. Indicators : Popularity Influence Coagulation index Exposure index Geographical distribution Temporal distribution Online social presence Rating (RT) Notoriety (favorite) Sharing (Link) Intimacy Spa Mood Language Connections/comunication PLE/PLN relevance ePortfolio
  32. 32. More information at tinyurl.com/infocirip .

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