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Blogging at SinauOnline - Open Social Learning


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Sinau is a Javanese word, means Learning. The chinese character "欣“ (xin) has the meaning of "happy; joyful", while the "翱" (ao) means "take wing". It means passionate learner who take a wing in his / her professional development.

SinauOnline is based on constructive learning approach which will put learner in the focus of the learning process. On the core of its approach is to encourage people to learn through sharing (speak coordinated blogging), and jointly create an open learning materials, which than be provided and packaged for everybody interested in.

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Blogging at SinauOnline - Open Social Learning

  1. 1. Blogging at Sinau.meSocial Learning, Knowledge Sharing and Professional Developmentby Dr. Hora Tjitra & Daisy Zheng Hangzhou, Sep. 2010
  3. 3. SinauOnline is based on constructive learning approach which will putlearner in the focus of the learning process. It is built based on the sociallearning 2.0 philosophy, mostly using open source technology.On the core of its approach is to encourage people to learn through sharing(speak coordinated blogging), and jointly create an open learning materials,which than be provided and packaged for everybody interested in.Our regional focus are in particular in China, Indonesia and APAC areas.
  4. 4. SinauOnline: Name & Logo The six blue dots, reflect the six values we are following: ✦ Open source (our learning materials are free for everyone) ✦ Passion to learn ✦ Joy for sharing ✦ Bridge theories and practice ✦ Connect peoples ✦ Independent and neutral (not fix on a specific approach or school of thoughts)✦ The chinese character " “ (xin) has the Sinau is a Javanese word, meaning of "happy; joyful", while the " " (ao) means Learning. means "take wing".✦ SinauOnline would like to support people to develop and take wing with joy and happiness.
  5. 5. eLearning Platform based on Social Learning Networks We are NOT We are NOT Individual Bloggers Unstructured Bloggers’ Network •, • …… • etc. • etc. We are an Open Learning Platform • Providing free learning materials • Put the learner’s interest in the center • Creating group’s identity • Top-Down and Bottom-Up approach 4. Connect Learners 1. Learner’s Orientation 3. Open Learning Materials 2. Edited Learning Materials
  6. 6. Voluntary Committee:Organizational Structure of Local Chapter Proposed KPI Title Description (Key Performance Indicators) • Represent the group to outside Speaker / Coordinator / President • Coordinating & Collaboration with others (internal & • Overall Team Achievement external) • Internal Communication Secretary & VP of Finance • Finance and Administration • Effective organization, documentation and finance • Documentation of (local) Activities • Coordinating and give feedback to the authors • Quality of Articles / Profile of Authors VP of Quality & Engagement • Encourage active engagements • # Comments, # Discussions • Content Support • # Ratings • Technology Adoption and Direction VP of Technology & User Experiences • Design & User Interface • Satisfaction Index & other feedback • Technical Support • Recruiting new members • # Members / # New Members VP of Membership • # Members Activities • Let other knows about sinau • # Visitors VP of Public Relation • Links to other social networks • # Views • Promote & collaboration with others • Project Management • Innovation and Creativity VP of Special Assignments • Events / Contest etc.
  8. 8. Active Learners • Learning through Teaching and Sharing Self-Study & Information • Bloggers, PhD Students • Self-learners, Members • Developing Learning Materials • Curious, specific questions • Visitors, GuestsBlended Learning • Complimentary free learning materials for Classroom teaching • Educators, Teachers, Trainers, Professors, etc. • Teaching members, Classroom 2.0
  9. 9. Young Professionals • Graduate Students • Fresh-Graduates • Low-Mid ManagementLearning, Training andDevelopment Professionals • MNCs • IT & SMEsEuropean & US • Who wants to know what is going on in China, Indonesia and Asia Pacific
  11. 11. Learning environment has changed a lot because of the rapid developmentof internet. Web 2.0 learning platform is about collaborative, user-centriccontent production and interactive content access.Characteristics of social learning 2.0: exponential, networked, quick,widely shared knowledge, ideas “paid forward”, convenient, innovative, etc.
  12. 12. Social Learning: Learning with the Support of Web 2.0 Learning occurs within a social context. People learn from one another by observing, imitating, modeling and more and more by sharing and exchanging ideas through web 2.0 platforms.
  13. 13. What is New in Social Learning 2.0? SinauOnline: Name & Logo • Learning is centered around the interests of the learner • Learning is owned by the learner Learner centered • Workflow Learning • This learning is immersive – learning by doing • Community of Practice Immersive learning Informal learning Lifelong Learning• Learning occurs through connections with other learners• Learning is based on • Co-op learning conversation and interaction • Instant learning Connected learning Mobile learning
  15. 15. What can I Get as a Blogger on Who could join in us as blogger? ✓ Passion to learning ✓ Joy for sharing ✓ Excellent at writing and/or designing ✓ Certain knowledge background ✓ Good written English ✓ Capable to judge and integrate resources ✦ Systemize your knowledge ✦ Resource sharing & Get deep discussion on specific topics ✦ Improvement suggestions from senior professionals ✦ Self-marketing and promotion platform ✦ Learn course design and learning material development ✦ Technical, social and professional support are provided What are the benefits of being a blogger?
  16. 16. Social engagement means how interesting or relevant peoplehave found an item or category to be.Examples of engagement include writing a blog post in responseto someone else, bookmarking an article, leaving a commenton a blog or clicking a link to read a news item.
  17. 17. 5Cs of Engagement The strongest form of engagement is demonstrated by using an item as inspiration to create your own,Creating for example, writing your own blog post that responds to or refutes someone elses blog post. Creation requires the most thought and investment of time, actively generates conversation, and therefore indicates the highest level of engagement.Critiquing Reading a blog post and then leaving a comment requires an investment of time, thought and effort (or sometimes just typing and name-calling...), and is a form of conversation. However, it requires less effort than writing a whole blog post. So while it is an important action, it does not indicate as much engagement as Creating. Sharing and discussing information can often be started with one click, so it doesnt require a majorChatting investment of effort. However, a desire to share is a strong indication of relevance, and the act of sharing and its ensuing discussion are acts of conversation. Use of social media applications like Twitter encourage both the sharing of information and the resulting conversations. As a result, social media "chatting" indicates a good level of engagement.Collecting Bookmarking or submitting items to social sites also tend to be "one-click" actions. They are intentional acts of archiving and sharing, but dont require much time or effort. However, the sharing that occurs often sparks conversations, so Collecting does demonstrate some engagement. Activities like clicks and page views indicate lower engagement because theyre passive interactions.Clicking Clicking a link to read a blog post doesnt require much work, and youre not giving anything back except your reading time. It is an intentional act, however, and thus indicates a mild level of interest and engagement. Which may grow after the item is read. From
  19. 19. An open learning network platform based on the social learning 2.0philosophy, and mostly using open source technology.On the core of its approach is to encourage people to learn throughsharing (speak coordinated blogging), and jointly create an openlearning materials, which than be provided and packaged for everybody.
  20. 20. 1. Register & Create Your Personal Blog After you get the approval of your registration, you will be one of the authors on At the same time, you will get up to 100 MB free space as your personal blog.
  21. 21. 2. Post: Choose a Topic & WriteThe topic could be ...- What you would like to share- What you have learned- What you are interested in- What you want to get more information on- ... ... The content could be ... - Your knowledge - Your experience - Integration of the knowledge you get from other learning/sharing platform - ... ...
  22. 22. 3. Identify the right Category of Your Post Content Structure vers. beta 1.0 (Sep. 2010) PERSONAL • Diagnostic & Assessment Learning & Development from the Personal Perspective • Acceleration Learning Development • Career Development ORGANIZATIONAL • Organizational Learning Corporate Learning & Development Systems and Processes • System & Process Effectiveness • Evaluation & ROILearning • Culture & Psychology CULTURAL • International Business Learning in the Culture Context Diversity • Intercultural Learning • Learning in China • Learning Management System TECHNOLOGICAL • Social Learning 2.0 Open Technologies for Learning and Development • Online Research 2.0 Advancement • Web 2.0 Tools • How To-do Current Content Structure of
  23. 23. 4. Give clear Tags for a better searching Tagging Domains vers. beta 1.0 (Sep. 2010) • China, Indonesia, Germany Location / Cultures Countries, Cities, Places • Hangzhou, Shanghai, Frankfurt • Chinese, Indonesian, Javanese Type of Posting Summary, Opinion, Review, Essay • Book, Video, Music, Article, EventMeta Data Content of the Posting • Training Transfer, Leadership Learning Domain (pay attention not to overlap with category) • Learning, Methodology • GSO2010, English2010 Events / Projects Name of the Events or Projects • Employability Current Tagging Domains of
  24. 24. 5. Read and Comment on the Other’s Work You can get more information on similar topics from links provided together with the post. You can give rating, bookmarks and comment on the other’s post.
  25. 25. 6. Popular Person & PostTop Posts on will automatically calculatethe PostRank based on the principleof “5Cs of Engagement”. Top Posts from your posts: Similarly, you can also find out which of your posts is most popular from all of your works.
  26. 26. 7. Find Friends & Found GroupsFind friends who are interested in the same topic/areaas you, to enlarge knowledge together. Join in and/or Set up the group for bloggers who have the same interest topic/area and to have further discussion there.
  27. 27. Have an interest in being a blogger on any question about being a blogger on Please don’t be hesitate to contact us at: Or visit us at: THANK YOU !