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A Microblogging Platform for Education and Business -


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Presentation of the microblogging platform, specially designed for education and business, at MBC09 Hamburg.
( see also http://tinyurl/browsingCirip )

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A Microblogging Platform for Education and Business -

  1. 1. Carmen Holotescu Director Timsoft Cristian Armeana Project Manager Romania MBC09 Conference, Hamburg January, 23-24, 2009 Microblogging Platform for Education and Business
  2. 2. <ul><li>Presentation Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities of </li></ul><ul><li>Uses in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Uses in Business </li></ul><ul><li>New features </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>2000 users on </li></ul><ul><li>~= Romanian twitterers </li></ul><ul><li>interface in Romanian, English, German </li></ul> - a microblogging platform specially designed for education and business; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft , a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications, located in Timisoara
  4. 4. Romanian Communities on microblogging platforms
  5. 5. Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) of users <ul><li> special features: </li></ul><ul><li>public and private groups (courses, projects, events, internal communication, service, family, different topics) </li></ul><ul><li>business groups (companies, organizations, politicians, artists) </li></ul><ul><li>multimedia objects embedding in notes: images ( flickr , tinypic ), audio ( deezer , vocaroo ) and (live) video clips ( youtube , dotsub , vimeo , seesmic ), presentations ( slideshare , capzles , voicethread , flowgram ), documents (pdf, doc,xls) </li></ul><ul><li>feeds monitoring (from sites/blogs/social networks/seach) </li></ul><ul><li>statistics, vizualisations. </li></ul>Users Groups Feeds
  6. 6. PLE: users, groups, feeds Interactions online, via ciripfox, SMS, mobile, IM, (MMS), API, twitter2cirip, rss2cirip Text messages, images, audio, video (live), presentations, files Profile cirip2twitter, widget, export notes on blogs
  7. 7. <ul><li>information and knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>courses enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>delivering entire online courses </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative projects in universities </li></ul><ul><li>communities of practice </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolios. </li></ul>Educational uses
  8. 8. Group news: announcements materials as LOM/SCORM objects <ul><li>An online course about microblogging platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Investigations: </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>
  9. 9. Course elements: announcements materials as LOM/SCORM objects collaborative exercises multimedia messages built PLNs
  10. 10. <ul><li>Collaborative exercises using different Web2.0 technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>puzzle images - flickr , CC </li></ul><ul><li> 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>
  11. 11. <ul><li> has facilities to deliver successful and qualitative online courses and to enhance courses; the communication, authoring, monitoring, statistical facilities make a modern free LMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants gain important digital and communication skills, build PLEs, continue to collaborate in community </li></ul>
  12. 12. SMS / online (multimedia) campaigns, polls. Clients: companies/organizations, communities/groups, politicians, artists, sport teams, media, banks, etc. Solution can be personalized on the needs of the beneficiars and target groups. Live interaction with the specific groups during events: live video, messages, polls. Business groups
  13. 13. <ul><li>Group </li></ul><ul><li>Join online / SMS: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cirip @mbc09 I want to monitor this interesting event </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Members interact with companies / organizations / politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Messages are monitored online / SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile coupons for services / events </li></ul><ul><li>Notifiers/reminders can be sent by SMS to specific subgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Live Events </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time polls, questions / comments, feedback </li></ul><ul><li>online ( text, live video ) </li></ul><ul><li>SMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Event stream exported on partners sites / blogs. </li></ul>Business groups for companies / organizations / politicians
  14. 15. Group – mobile fan club Interaction online / SMS / IM related to: - events – timeline, localization on Google Maps - promotions - polls - online / SMS voting, also during the concerts. The fans can send SMS for: - votings songs - participation in promotions - book / buy tickets for concerts messages, images, videos from concerts / meetings with artists Business groups for artists
  15. 17. <ul><li>Future work: </li></ul><ul><li>Tags will be implemented to classify notes and to organize the group messages </li></ul><ul><li>OpenID auhentication </li></ul><ul><li>Improve mobile version </li></ul><ul><li>International SMS </li></ul><ul><li>MMS messages </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with, Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Scenarios with EML </li></ul><ul><li>International collaborations </li></ul>
  16. 18. Carmen Holotescu Director Timsoft Cristian Armeana Project Manager Join us on for education and business. COMMUNICATE! YOU CHOOSE THE WAY!