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Icwl2010 epfl

  1. 1. Using Social Software for Teamwork and Collaborative Project Management in Higher Education<br />Na Li, CarstenUllrich, Sandy El Helou, Denis Gillet<br />Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)<br />Shanghai Jiao Tong University<br />ICWL, 8th – 10th December, Shanghai, China<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />Introduction<br />Using Social Software for Collaborative Learning<br />Bottom-up Learning Paradigm<br />Conclusion<br />Scenarios of Collaborative Learning<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Blog<br />Tag<br />Link<br />Rate<br />Wiki<br />Social software<br />Digital native<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />New learner – Intuitively tech-competent<br />New learning mode – Self-directed, purpose-driven<br />Motivate<br /><ul><li>Using social software to support learning
  5. 5. Enhance collaborative learning activities
  6. 6. Create learning incentives</li></li></ul><li>Using social software for collaborative learning<br />Graaaspand 3A Model<br />
  7. 7. Using social software for collaborative learning<br />Graaaspand 3A Model (graaasp.epfl.ch)<br />
  8. 8. Using social software for collaborative learning<br />Graaaspfeatures<br />Collaboration: space<br />Roles: user-defined<br />User generated content: tag, rate, comment, wiki, bookmark<br />Gadgets: learning tools<br />hCard & hCalendar: tracking learning process<br />
  9. 9. Using social software for collaborative learning<br />Google Wave<br />
  10. 10. Using social software for collaborative learning<br />Google Wave features<br />Collaboration: google groups<br />Structuring Waves: tag-based structuring<br />User generated content: text, pictures, videos, etc<br />Gadgets and robots<br />
  11. 11. Scenarios of collaborative learning<br />Scenario in Graaasp<br />
  12. 12. Scenarios of collaborative learning<br />Scenario in Google Wave<br />
  13. 13. Bottom-up Learning Paradigm<br />Evaluation through user study<br />Interview with 10 students<br />User questionnaire<br /><ul><li>Evaluation results
  14. 14. 9/10 students like bottom-up learning paradigm
  15. 15. Useful to organize group projects
  16. 16. Easy to share and collaborate</li></li></ul><li>Bottom-up Learning Paradigm<br />Encourage students to control learning process<br />Take advantage of students’ Web 2.0 skills<br />Facilitate sharing resources<br />Information overflow<br />Recommendation of useful learning resources<br />Trust & privacy in open environment <br />Benefits<br />Challenges<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />Potential role of social software in supporting collaborative learning<br />Graaaspand Google Wave scenarios<br />Preliminary evaluation through user study<br />Benefits and challenges of bottom-up learning paradigm<br />More evaluation of usability and acceptability in the future<br />
  18. 18. Q&A<br />Thanks for your attention!<br />Welcome to visit Graaasp.epfl.ch<br />

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