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Conole edmedia cloudworks

  1. 1. Redefining designing for learning: dialogic and explicit learning design<br />Gráinne Conole, <br />1st July 2010<br />Edmedia conference, Toronto<br />
  2. 2. Basic facts<br />A place for sharing and discussions learning and teaching ideas<br />Application of the best of Web 2.0 practices<br />Clouds grouped into cloudscapes<br />Launched July 2009<br />Nearly 3,000 inhabitants<br />Over80,000 visitors<br />
  3. 3. People and culture<br />Teachers, learners, researchers, policy makers<br />Multi-cultural and multi-linguistic<br />Open, relaxed, love to share and discuss<br />
  4. 4. Homepage<br />Navigation<br />Search<br />Featured Cloudscapes<br />Active Clouds<br />Latest activities<br />
  5. 5. “Social objects”<br />Social networking makes little sense <br />if we leave out the objects that <br />Mediate the ties between people<br />Engeström<br />Ritual performance<br /><ul><li>Social life as ritual
  6. 6. How participants frame their contributions based on perceived audience and dynamics of specific situations </li></ul>Goffman <br />Theoretical <br />perspectives<br />Design<br />Analysis<br />Design framework for sociality<br /><ul><li>Enabling practice
  7. 7. Mimicking reality
  8. 8. Building identity
  9. 9. Actualising self</li></ul>Bouman et al.<br />Collective intelligence<br /><ul><li>The power of the collective
  10. 10. Distributed cognition
  11. 11. Social dispersal of meaning</li></ul>Levy, Solomon, Surowiecki<br />Alevizou, Conole, Culver & Galley, 2010<br />
  12. 12. Social objects<br />“Social objects”<br />Social networking makes little sense <br />if we leave out the objects that <br />Mediate the ties between people<br />Engeström<br />Site designed to be object-centred not ego-centric<br />Clouds can be discussed and collectively improved<br />
  13. 13. Design framework for sociality<br />Design framework for sociality<br /><ul><li>Enabling practice
  14. 14. Mimicking reality
  15. 15. Building identity
  16. 16. Actualising self</li></ul>Bouman et al.<br />Mix of ‘familiar’ Web 2.0 practices<br />Shift from existing practices to new behaviour through social interventions<br />
  17. 17. Evolving: socio-technical co-evolution<br />Content seeding<br />Event support, flash debates, etc<br />Open reviews, expert consultation, etc<br />Social interventions<br />Vision<br />Virtual ethnography<br />Technical interventions<br />RSS feeds, activity streams etc<br />Events listing, voting, favourites, etc<br />Beta release<br />
  18. 18. Conferences and workshops<br />
  19. 19. Follow<br />Attend<br />Views<br />Favourites<br />
  20. 20. Sections<br />Tweets<br />Clouds<br />
  21. 21. Recent activities on Cloudscape<br />RSS feed<br />
  22. 22. Virtual reading circles<br />
  23. 23. Virtual desk research<br />
  24. 24. Flash debates<br />
  25. 25. Spotlight debates<br />
  26. 26. Open reviews<br />
  27. 27. Ritual performance<br />Goffman – ritual performance<br />Knowledge building and collective intelligence<br />Distributed cognition<br />Initiation, ownership of spaces<br />Questions and answers<br />Recognition of expertise<br />Support and advice<br />Recommendations<br />
  28. 28. Collective intelligence<br />Levy, Solomon et al.<br />The nature of communication in popular activities<br />How do users express themselves?<br />Open reviews<br />Expert elicitation<br />Rapid aggregation of resources<br />Crowdsourcing a new topic<br />
  29. 29. Cohesion<br />Support and tolerance<br />Turn taking and response<br />Humour and playfulness<br />Identity<br />Group self-awareness<br />Shared language and vocabulary<br />Sense of community<br />Community indicators<br />Participation<br />Sustained over time<br />Commitment from a core group of participants<br />Emerging roles and hierarchy<br />Creative capability<br />Igniting sense of purpose<br />Multiple points of view expressed and contradicted or challenged<br />Creation of knowledge links and patterns<br />Galley, 2010<br />
  30. 30. Evaluating the collective …<br />Patterns of Contribution in <br />the Exeter Open Review (Galley, 2010 <br />expanding on Cross, 2010)<br />
  31. 31. Help<br />Cloudworks leaflet<br />Cloudworks the movie!<br /><br />Using Cloudworks Cloudscape<br /><br />
  32. 32. Take a digital walking tour<br />Using cloudworks Cloudscapes<br />The Cloudworks Cloudquest<br />Browse Clouds and Cloudscapes<br />Free search<br />Explore user profiles<br />Look at current events<br />Contribute to the Flash debates<br />Push the boat out – create a Cloud <br />
  33. 33. Acknowledgements<br />Many of the images are taken from the TORLEY account on Flckr, these include:<br /> <br /> <br /><br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Also used – questionmark<br />Web2.0 city -<br />