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  • Relevant theoretical angles for exploring Cloudworks as a public space
  • IET Research and publication workshop

    1. 1. Working in an open fashion<br />Gráinne Conole,<br />Publication strategy event<br />2nd February 2011<br />
    2. 2. New media<br />Key characteristics<br />Peer critiquing<br />Aggregation of resources<br />Collaboration<br />Personalisation<br />Networking<br />Open practices<br />Web 2.0 - the machine is Us/ing Us<br />
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    4. 4. A typology of new technologies<br />(Conole and Alevizou, 2010), Review of Web 2.0 tools in Higher Education<br /><br />
    5. 5. Communication<br />Redefining ICT…<br />Audio & video conferencing<br />Media sharing<br />Forums<br />Google <br />wave<br />Instant messaging<br />Wikis<br />Blogs<br />Email<br />Twitter<br />Interactivity<br />Virtual worlds, <br />online games & <br />immersive environments <br />Web pages<br />Social networking<br />Mash ups<br />
    6. 6. Digital identity<br />Finding your digital voice<br />Working across tools<br />Degree of openness<br />Personal/professional<br />
    7. 7. New digital literacies<br />Play<br />Collective intelligence<br />Participatory culture shifts the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to community involvement. The new literacies almost all involve social skills developed through collaboration and networking.<br />Judgement<br />Performance<br />Transmedia navigation<br />Simulation<br />Networking<br />Appropriation<br />Multitasking<br />Negotiation<br />Distributed cognition<br />Jenkins et al., 2006<br />
    8. 8. The rise of the blogosphere<br />Of the moment reflections<br />Digital archive<br />The power of peer review<br />Record of events and reviews<br />Wider audience reach and hence profile<br />Link into fb and Twitter<br />
    9. 9. Prominent bloggers<br />
    10. 10. Online course: CCK10 and discourse<br /><br />
    11. 11. Flash Debate: Is twitter killing blogging?<br />Matt has set up a quick survey to ask people how using twitter has impacted on how much they blog or not.<br /><ul><li>49 comments
    12. 12. 1027 views
    13. 13. summaries & additional content
    14. 14. 19 links
    15. 15. 6 references</li></li></ul><li>
    16. 16. My Personal Digital Learning Environment<br />Information<br />Word/Googledocs(writing)<br />Google (searching)<br />Wordpress (blogging)<br />Powerpoint/Slideshare(presentation)<br />Audacity (recording)<br />Communication<br />Email<br />Mobile & skype<br />Twitter<br />facebook<br />Cloudworks<br />Eluminate(video conferencing)<br />Laptop, iphone, ipod, portable hard disk, camera, flip video camera<br />
    17. 17. Practicing what we preach <br />Active blog posting<br />Use of Twitter<br />Participation in online conferences<br />Webinars<br />Podcasts<br />Use of Cloudworks<br />Publishing online of draft publications<br />The role of ORO<br />
    18. 18. OU L&T conference<br />Went virtual in 2010<br />Use of Elluminate and Cloudworks<br />Ca. 3500 unique views<br />Significant discussions and resource aggregation<br />International participation<br />
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    20. 20. Ideas for harnessing Web 2.0?<br />
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    22. 22. Openness and open practices<br />
    23. 23. Conference: tips and hints<br />Purpose: presentation and feedback<br />Work the hashtag<br />Collaborative working and network for students<br />Network, network, network!<br />Potential collaborators & bid partners<br />Put in symposium of experts or symposium with researchers<br />Expert validation workshops<br />Put up paper & presentation<br />Follow up links afterwards<br />Work up into a research paper<br />
    24. 24. Networking<br />Built link with international colleagues<br />Get on national level committees JISC expert gp, ALT, ESRC, JLT<br />Invite key researchers in your field to be involved in a joint research activity<br />Invite people to give seminars at OU<br />Build links online via Twitter, facebook, etc. <br />Participate in online events<br />Leave comments on blogs<br />
    25. 25. Principles and application<br />Research<br />Open<br />Evolving<br />Impact<br />Teaching<br />
    26. 26. Policy<br />Research &<br />development<br />Academic<br />perspective<br />Learner <br />experience<br />Impact: Intervention framework<br />
    27. 27. Learning in an Open World<br />Design<br />Courses design & shared openly<br />Delivery<br />Use of free tools & resources<br />Open<br />Evaluation<br />Critical reflection<br />Research<br />Sharing of research data<br />
    28. 28. Open Design<br />Open Delivery<br />Open Research<br />X-Delia<br />Open Evaluation<br />
    29. 29. Reflections<br />Open, participatory and social media enable new forms of communication and collaboration<br />Communities in these spaces are complex and distributed<br />We as researcher need to develop new digital literacy skills to harness their potential<br />We need to rethinkhow we carry out and disseminate research<br />Open, participatory and social media can provide mechanisms for us to share and discuss research ideas<br />We are seeing a blurring of boundaries: teachers/research, teaching/research, real/virtual spaces, formal/informal modes of communication and publication<br />
    30. 30. Key questions<br />How are new open, social and participatory media changing educational practice?<br />What are the implications for research?<br />How are researcher roles changing?<br />What new digital literacies are needed?<br />How can we effectively harness the power of these new media?<br />
    31. 31. Publishing<br />Post up drafts for comment<br />Become a editor for a special issue of a journal<br />Write a book! Edited or single author<br />Target high impact journals<br />Keep publication list up to date in ORO<br />Set up a writing group or workshop<br />Co-write with lots of different people<br />Tweet, fbetc when publications come out<br />
    32. 32. Publications: tips and hints<br />Be provocative – sometimes<br />Try to have a catchy title<br />Make a mark, be influential<br />Based on solid empirical evidence<br />Something to generate discussions<br />Reviews of the field and summaries of the state of the art<br />Draw on a number of theoretical frameworks across disciplines<br />A new set of ideas, changing the direction of the field<br />
    33. 33. How has your use of technology for research purposes changed in the last five years?<br />What are the pros and cons of these changes<br />Can you think of some good examples of effective use of technologies?<br />Map out your digital environment<br />How might you use technologies more effectively in carrying out your research, communicating with other researchers and disseminating results? <br />How effective is your networking?<br />How have you used technologies to network in recent years?<br />What are your strategies for publishing?<br />How are you using technologies to publish?<br />
    34. 34. Discussion and activities<br />
    35. 35. A focus on community<br />New open, social and participatory media enable new means of communication, collaboration, sharing and co-construction of knowledge<br />Want to focus on the nature of community in these new online spaces<br />What is it and how can it be fostered, supported?<br />
    36. 36. The nature of community<br />Complex, distributed, loose communities are emerging<br />Facilitated through different but connected social networking tools such asblogs, facebook and Twitter <br />Users create their own Personal Digital Environment<br />Mix of synchronous and asynchronous tools<br />Boundary crossing via the power of retweeting<br />Links between interests, rather than places<br />
    37. 37. So what is a community?<br />[Community does not] imply necessarily co-presence, a well-defined identifiable group, or socially visible boundaries. It does imply participation in an activity system about which participants share understandings concerning what they are doing and what that means in their lives and for their communities <br />Lave and Wenger, 1991 <br />Virtual communities are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people carry on those public discussions long enough, with sufficient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace. <br />Rheingold, 1993<br />
    38. 38. Community as a process<br />Constantly evolving and changing<br />Shifting groups and depths of relationships<br />Dynamic, evolving and potentially transformative<br />Both directed and serendipitous interactions<br />
    39. 39. Participation<br />Sustained over time<br />Commitment from core group<br />Emerging roles & hierarchy<br />Cohesion<br />Support & tolerance<br />Turn taking & response<br />Humour and playfulness<br />Identity<br />Group self-awareness<br />Shared language & vocab<br />Sense of community<br />Creative capability<br />Igniting sense of purpose<br />Multiple points of view expressed, contradicted or challenged<br />Creation of knowledge links & patterns<br />Community indicators <br />Galley et al., 2010<br />