2.15 holotescu indicators for the analysis


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2.15 holotescu indicators for the analysis

  1. 1. from the Perspective of MICROBLOGGING as a Provocative Sociolect in Virtual Space INDICATORS Gabriela Grosseck West University of Timisoara Romania Carmen HOLOTESCU Politehnica University of Timisoara Manager Timsoft eLSE Conference, Bucharest, 9-10 April 2009
  2. 2. AGENDA Microblogging technology Microblogging platforms Twitter Cirip.ro Indicators in an online course Conclusions
  3. 3. RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007, microblogging-2009 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
  4. 4. Microblogging is a collaborative technology, a new form of blogging, with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3th party applications - RT interactions between users
  5. 5. photo: http://www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg The best known microblogging services
  6. 6. <ul><li>Most popular microblogging system </li></ul><ul><li>Robust, elegant and simple </li></ul><ul><li>More than 7 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous mash-ups </li></ul>Social networking in 140 characters twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124372363@N01/2417123304/sizes/o
  7. 7. Twitter Educational uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  8. 8. <ul><li>Educational uses: </li></ul><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>Cirip.ro - a microblogging platform specially designed for education and business; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft
  9. 9. Personal Learning Environments / Networks of users <ul><li>Cirip.ro special features: </li></ul><ul><li>public and private groups (courses, projects, events, different topics) </li></ul><ul><li>multimedia objects embedding in notes: </li></ul><ul><li>images ( flickr , tinypic ), audio ( deezer , vocaroo ) and (live) video clips ( youtube , dotsub , vimeo , seesmic , screencastle ), presentations ( slideshare , slideshow , capzles , voicethread , flowgram , photopeach , notaland ) documents (pdf, doc,xls), live streaming </li></ul><ul><li>feeds monitoring (from sites/blogs/social networks/search). </li></ul>Users Groups Feeds Networks of edu-Resources
  10. 10. PLE/PLN: users, groups, feeds Interactions online, via ciripfox, ciripGadget, SMS, mobile, IM, (MMS), API, twitter2cirip, rss2cirip Text messages, images, audio, video (live), presentations, files Profile cirip2twitter, widget, export notes,
  11. 11. Indicators: Popularity Influence Coagulation index Exposure index Geographical distribution Temporal distribution Online social presence Connections/comunication PLE/PLN relevance ePortfolio
  12. 12. 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><ul><li>indicators </li></ul>
  13. 13. Course elements: announcements materials as LOM/SCORM objects collaborative exercises multimedia messages built PLE / PLN
  14. 14. <ul><li>Collaborative exercises using different Web2.0 technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>puzzle images/digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>flickr , CC </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us 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>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Conclusions : </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating an entire online course or a part of a course on such a platform requires specific facilitation skills, and collaborative technologies knowledge; indicators analysis - factor for improving </li></ul><ul><li>Cirip.ro has facilities to deliver successful and qualitative online courses and to enhance courses; the communication, authoring, monitoring, statistical facilities make Cirip.ro a modern free LMS . </li></ul><ul><li>Participants gain important digital and communication skills , build PLE / PLN , continue to collaborate in community </li></ul>