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  1. How to use MICROBLOGGING in Education Carmen Holotescu Gabriela Grosseck University Politehnica/ Timsoft West University Timisoara, Romania CO11 Connecting Online 2011
  2. <ul><li>Let’s know each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A short introduction in Social Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is microblogging? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of the microsphere . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover microblogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational uses of microblogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does the future look like? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microblogging Reflections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we learn more? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshop group : </li></ul>
  3. Let’s know each other
  4. SOCIAL LEARNING A short introduction
  5. RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007 microblogging-2008-2010, augmented reality location based applications - 2010 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
  6. Enhancing teaching & learning using Web2.0 technologies from Handbook of Emerging Technologies in Education George Siemens, Peter Tittenberg (pg.34)
  7. Welcome to … your space <ul><li>Which 5 web 2.0 applications do you appreciate and use most? </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet #co11 </li></ul><ul><li>Compare your a-list with </li></ul><ul><li>Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 </li></ul>
  9. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBLOGGING What is it? And why should I care?
  10. A collaborative definition of microblogging generated by embedded in the note at
  11. Microblogging is a new form of blogging , with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3rd party applications, which allows real-time interactions between users.
  12. Microblogging is a collaborative technology photo:
  13. Diagrammr at embedded in the note at
  14. photo: Microblogging platforms used in education
  15. Mar 2006 Oct 2007 Jan 2008 Jul 2008 Dec 2007 Mar 2008 Overview of the Microsphere Timeline Sep 2008 4 platforms in Tops 100 Tools for Leaning 2009/2010: Twitter, Cirip, Yammer, Edmodo Elizabeth Koh, An overview of microblogging, , slide 16
  16. How microblogging tools work <ul><li>Create an account and sign in </li></ul><ul><li>Search for other people to follow </li></ul><ul><li>(Other people are doing the same for you) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Read other peoples’ updates </li></ul><ul><li>4. Enter an update yourself </li></ul><ul><li>5. Go back to steps 3 and 4! </li></ul>
  18. <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 200 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous mash-ups </li></ul>Social networking in 140 characters twitter
  19. Twitter Educational uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  20. A video clip about twitter at embedded in the note at
  21. <ul><li>a private microblogging platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments </li></ul><ul><li>features: Store and Share Files , Privacy Controls , Public Timeline (RSS) , Notifications (SMS) , Class Calendar , Assignments & Grades, Share Links and Embeds , Subscribe to Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>similar LMS </li></ul>„ Edmodo could be used for a wide variety of tasks and lessons. […] It could also be a forum for open discussion in an online course setting. In a one-to-one computing environment you could post a story starter and have each student add a sentence or paragraph to create a collaboratively written story. ” Richard Byrne photo:
  22. a social journal for your life; a right-to-left scrolling “timeline” photo: „ My Plurkline, for me, is a broadcast medium -I want to put a message out there and share some information and to do that I need to keep the line clear for people to read and respond to. I'm not looking to gather information from other people there (have so many other places where I already do that). ” Nick Peackey Nick Peackey
  23. only 10 minutes to setup the own microblogging network useful for those devoted to a particular niche a customizable and easy-to-use community space sharing photos, files, links, locations and much more through a well known microblogging interface Steve Dembo photo: „ We’ve all known it was coming, it was just a matter of time. Well, it has finally arrived and I’m thrilled to say that it was worth the wait. ShoutEm is a create-your-own-Twitter platform that works just as easily as Ning does. Steve Dembo
  24. <ul><li>an open source implementation of a distributed microblogging platform, CreativeCommons framework </li></ul><ul><li>full control of your data, meaning if you want to migrate to another service you can take it with you </li></ul><ul><li>allows you to post 140 characters messages </li></ul><ul><li>login with your OpenID </li></ul><ul><li>SMS updates and notifications </li></ul><ul><li>groups </li></ul>„ Discussing and proposing pedagogical approachs for education within the paradigm and assistance of Web2.0. ”
  25. <ul><li>business oriented </li></ul><ul><li>used in a single organisation </li></ul><ul><li>attachment links, images, files </li></ul><ul><li>potential for schools </li></ul>photo: „ But I can see the potential for, say, a school . Certainly in the UK, [….] it would be really easy to set up a Yammer account for students and staff to collaborate with each other in a closed-off environment. So, if Twitter seems somewhat too open for comfort, perhaps Yammer is the answer. ” Terry Freedman
  26. <ul><li>more than 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>c ommenting and &quot;like&quot; system </li></ul><ul><li>r oom / g roup creation </li></ul><ul><li>attachment links, pictures, e mbeddable widgets ( YouTube, Flickr, twitpic ) </li></ul>photo: „ The option to create a private Friend Feedroom could be a great way to create a back channelfor your classroom or for any workshops that you may lead. You could also create a private Friend Feed room for your students to use as brainstorming area or a book discussion forum. ”
  27. <ul><li>a micro-update communications for companies that gives employees the ability to: </li></ul><ul><li>instantly communicate their current status (collaboration in Real-Time) </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>post media (share documents & media) </li></ul><ul><li>groups for keeping conversations organized </li></ul><ul><li>d evice s upport (computer, mobile phone, any device connected to the Internet) </li></ul>photo: „ Present.lyprovides a free place to get the same type of feedback as you'd gather on Twitter, but in a closed setting.. ” Richard Byrne Richard Byrne
  28. brainstorming ideas – please add your thoughts Scribd paper: Can we use Twitter for educational activities? HOW MICROBLOGGING CAN IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
  29. Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Exploring the language Reference services good points:
  30. distr acting time -consuming rude ad dictive no social educational value bad grammar skills privacy spam meaningless without a network bad points
  31. What ‘s your attitude toward microblogging? <ul><li>Use a single word and write it down or tweet it #co11 </li></ul><ul><li>Working in group, find images with flickr , flickrcc , compfight or ! </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Photopeach and build your attitude in a digital storytelling! </li></ul>
  32. A slideshare presentation about collaboration on microblogging, embedded in the note at
  33. A photopeach presentation for microblogging metaphors, embedded in the note at
  34. - 20000 users - interface in Romanian, English, German - Finalist at Seedcamp Zagreb, Jan 2010 - In Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications
  35. Facilities (1) <ul><li>public and private groups </li></ul><ul><li>(courses, internal training, </li></ul><ul><li>projects, events, internal </li></ul><ul><li>communication, service, </li></ul><ul><li>family, hobby, etc); </li></ul><ul><li>group communication via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>polls , quizzes – online or via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>feeds monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>via SMS / sites / blogs / </li></ul><ul><li>social networks / search feeds </li></ul><ul><li>- jobs, weather, reactions) </li></ul><ul><li>statistics, visualizations, tags. </li></ul> TUTORIAL
  36. Facilities (2) multimedia objects embedded in messages (communication flow, create/recreate, open to OERs): - livestreaming, - images ( flickr, tinypic ), - audio ( eok, trilulilu, deezer,, vocaroo, mp3 ), - (live) video ( youtube, dotsub, vimeo, seesmic, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr,, myvideo ), - presentations ( slideshare, capzles, voicethread, flowgram, photopeach, picasa, notaland, prezi, diagrammr, mindomo, mindmeister, spicynodes ), - documents ( odf, odt, pdf, doc, xls, txt, ppt, google docs/forms/spreadsheets )
  37. Who are you? Use multimedia object to describe yourself -, deezer, youtube, vimeo - etc.
  38. information and knowledge management courses enhancement delivering entire online courses learning from the stream collaborative projects in universities communities of practice ePortfolios. Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) - PLE/PLN Educational uses Users Feeds Social networks
  40. <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
  41. Course elements: announcements modules - LOM/SCORM objects collaborative exercises learning from the stream multimedia messages polls/quiz/ comments via SMS (f2f) validations - interactions with users/experts/ groups
  42. Mobile learning features <ul><li>localize and join mobile groups </li></ul><ul><li>access content and open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>share opinions </li></ul><ul><li>work collaboratively on multimedia objects </li></ul><ul><li>participate in polls and quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>receive/send updates via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>create and manage mobile PLEs; </li></ul><ul><li>recover password via SMS. </li></ul>
  43. Mindmap at embedded in the note at Cirip as social network: profile / object centric. LD scenarios as meta-objects.
  44. Training for companies, private groups for internal communication, best cases sharing (message at )
  45. 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
  46. WCES 2009, 4-7 Feb., North Cyprus University WHAT do our students NEED?
  47. Workshop group:
  48. Carmen Holotescu Gabriela Grosseck Workshop group: