Social Software and
     Education
     Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones
  Department of Computer Science
           Virginia Tech
Web 2.0


The Machine is Us
by Michael Wesch




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
We need to rethink...
             education
•                             •
    Community of learners         Information...
Social Software is...
• ... software enables people to rendezvous,
  connect or collaborate through computer-
  mediated c...
Features of Social SW
• Goals vary - identify friends, resources,
  staying in touch, sharing interesting news...
• Connec...
Goals of SSw
• Identify friends (facebook, okrut, friendster)
 • education (campusbug, carmun,
    rateteachers)
• Share r...
carmun.com
Koofers.com
My CS 2 Course @ Koofers.com
                       koofers
Beauty of Social Tagging

•   Free for all tagging, users
    pick their own tags         Joe                   Mary

•   ...
citeulike.org


• Bookmarking for references
SSw APIs and
 Syndication
SSw APIs: Mashups

                  •   Combination of
                      multiple
                      applications
...
SSw APIs: custom
   interfaces
           •   Syllabus collection

           •   Computing
               News, as a resu...
Syndication: Embedding
Multiple Personalities

              •   On the web,
                  everybody has
                  schizophrenia

   ...
Implications for
             Education
•                                  •
    the sky is falling, cheating       Post s...
Implications for
             Education
•                                  •
    the sky is falling, cheating       Post s...
Trip SIGCSE • Dinner with CREU students


 Diversity
                         HCI REU




                                ...
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Social Software and Education

  1. 1. Social Software and Education Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones Department of Computer Science Virginia Tech
  2. 2. Web 2.0 The Machine is Us by Michael Wesch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
  3. 3. We need to rethink... education • • Community of learners Information spreads that go beyond the faster than we can classroom, major, control it campus, town • Collaboration take • Community of different forms educators ... • social interaction is by • Sharing of resources is both online and the norm offline
  4. 4. Social Software is... • ... software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer- mediated communication [Wikipedia] • ...55% of all American youth (ages 12-17) use some form of social networking site [Pew Internet & American Life Project, Lenhart 2007]
  5. 5. Features of Social SW • Goals vary - identify friends, resources, staying in touch, sharing interesting news... • Connections - friends, “following,” groups... • User-provided tags • Commenting features... support discussion, collaboration, exchange • Syndication in the form of RSS, ics, Atom... • API - for the techies, build your own stuff
  6. 6. Goals of SSw • Identify friends (facebook, okrut, friendster) • education (campusbug, carmun, rateteachers) • Share resources: movies (youtube), pictures (flickr), bookmarks (del.icio.us, SumbleUpon), status (fliker), news (digg, reddit), citations (citeulike), slides (slideshare), exams (koofers)...
  7. 7. carmun.com
  8. 8. Koofers.com
  9. 9. My CS 2 Course @ Koofers.com koofers
  10. 10. Beauty of Social Tagging • Free for all tagging, users pick their own tags Joe Mary • But social network gives tag_x meaning to tags tag_y tag_y • Joe receives as a url_a url_b recommendation url_b
  11. 11. citeulike.org • Bookmarking for references
  12. 12. SSw APIs and Syndication
  13. 13. SSw APIs: Mashups • Combination of multiple applications • Google maps is a popular partner in mashups http://perez.cs.vt.edu/peer-cs.html
  14. 14. SSw APIs: custom interfaces • Syllabus collection • Computing News, as a result of Google search • Google COOP
  15. 15. Syndication: Embedding
  16. 16. Multiple Personalities • On the web, everybody has schizophrenia • Accounts in facebook, flickr, twitter, slideshare, etc....
  17. 17. Implications for Education • • the sky is falling, cheating Post some pictures to is rampant, we are flicker, movies to doomed YouTube, slides to SlideShare • Make use of embedded • content, rss Have a presence on facebook - make • students know you are Make use of these participating examples in classes • process rss, etc.
  18. 18. Implications for Education • • the sky is falling, cheating Post some pictures to is rampant, we are flicker, movies to doomed YouTube, slides to SlideShare • Make use of embedded • content, rss Have a presence on facebook - make • students know you are Make use of these participating examples in classes • process rss, etc.
  19. 19. Trip SIGCSE • Dinner with CREU students Diversity HCI REU CREU: Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates in Scholars of the Future Computer Science and Engineering http://www.cra.org/Activities/craw/creu/ Idris Sergio Gregg Jaime NSF Morgan Lauren Sarah Crystal Tarish Emily
  20. 20. Questions?

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