Social Media

Estrategia de social media para entidades sin ánimo de lucro

01 April 2014

En este entorno, es fundamental para una entidad sin ánimo de lucro y para una empresa posicionarse en Internet. En este curso indicaremos cómo lograrlo, sin pontificar, ya que se trata de un objeto de estudio cambiante, en constante evolución y con caminos concomitantes.

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Events

Use of Mobile Technology and Social Media to Enhance Educational Experience

14 February 2014

This workshop, organised by the SoMoLearn initiative, will empower teachers to employ mobile technologies and social media in their work with students. Based on a Learning Design Studio model, it ensures that participants will go home at the end of the day with concrete practical outcomes: resources and activity plans that can be put to work in educational contexts.

Participants in this workshop are expected to take home:
 
  • A better understanding of the challenges and potentials of using social and mobile media to support learning.
  • Tools and methods for conceptualising and prototyping learning experiences utilising social and mobile media.
  • Initial ideas which they can further develop and implement in their context of practice.
  • Tangible representation of these ideas, which they can share with colleagues.
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Blogs

Check out the phenomenal photo that won our Facebook contest!

19 December 2013
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News

Digital Learning Congress broadcast live TODAY

09 December 2013

The Digital Learning Congress is the biggest meeting devoted to the technology industry and to the digital knowledge management in business in Central Europe. The event takes place today, and many of the sessions will be broadcast live throughout the day. 

Digital Learning Congress broadcast

 

The Digital Learning Congress is for anyone who is interested in how technological progress is changing the field of learning and company development. It covers topics such as market trends, mobile devices, augmented reality, gamification, social media and WEB 2.0. tools in digital management.

 

During live webcast you will be able to hear and see: Wayne Turmel (the United States), Charles Jennings (Great Britain), Filipe Carrera (Portugal),  Miłosz Brzeziński, Piotr Koźniewski, Artur Kurasiński and many other experts in the field of digital learning. There will be a panel discussion with representatives of Google Poland, Microsoft Poland and Motorola Solutions Inc., who will talk about the future of business organizations. 

 

The broadcast will be in English and Polish. On the website of the Digital Learning Congress you will find the full schedule of events and the live streaming broadcast. 

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eSafety in the school and classroom

25 October 2013
The safe and appropriate use of digital tools for teaching and learning, improved safety policies in secondary schools, addressing cyberbullying, the use of social networks, responsible use of mobile technologies and the Internet for learning, for work and for life.
The eSafety training course looks to draw together the diverse range of information and knowledge that exists today into a training course that pulls on expert knowledge, case studies, hands - on practical activities, identifying and linking through to excellent sources of information.
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SOOC1314

21 October 2013
Über den SOOC1314: Soziale Medien, wie Facebook, Twitter, Skype oder Google+, gehören heute zum Alltag vieler Studierender. Dabei ist nur den Wenigsten wirklich bewusst, dass diese nicht nur unterhaltenden Charakter haben, sondern ein ganz neues Potenzial entfalten, wenn Sie gezielt zur Unterstützung von Lernprozessen genutzt werden. 
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Articles

Research challenges in informal social networked language learning communities

14 October 2013

How does the design of social networked language learning communities have an impact on the way evidence based research is conducted?

This paper critically examines the degree to which the design of data accessibility and data ownership impact the research activity and the challenges faced by researchers who take these communities as object of analysis. To illustrate these challenges, I take as example web 2.0 language learning communities, the most well-known being Babbel, Busuu and Livemocha, among all possible types of informal, social network based language learning. This study illustrates the tension between on the one hand, the need for a more evidence based understanding of the under-explored field of informal social network based learning, and on the other hand, the obstacles to this scientific exercise. Finally, I discuss how this tension is situated in the current landscape of global research activity that calls for more open, transparent and participatory structures for data sharing and collaborative research.

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Articles

Decentralized badges in educational contexts: the integration of Open Badges in SAPO Campus

19 November 2013

In a context where learners are increasingly assuming an active role in the construction of connective knowledge, it is often difficult to achieve recognition of the skills, competencies and learning developed in informal contexts.

In this line of thought, a badging system - supported by Mozilla Open Badges technology - was integrated into SAPO Campus in order to support the natural interaction and assessment processes occurring within and beyond classroom walls. Opposing the basic principles of the SAPO Campus platform, badges are often used from a top-bottom perspective.
The research presented in this paper aims to break with that traditional approach through the promotion of two main concepts: user-generated badges and peer-support for badge attribution. This paper will introduce the aforementioned concepts, assessing the potential of the use of badges in the promotion of a truly participatory learning community. Some details of on-going research work will also be presented, including some preliminary data of the first weeks of use of the badging system, suggesting that, even without guidance and despite being launched in a very late and very busy phase of the school year, the system and its main features were used and explored by the SAPO Campus users.
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New Assessment Methods Course

30 September 2013

The aim of this course is to make all participants familiar with social media and provide a place to try different methods of assessment and learn from these experiences so that we can describe assessment in social media and learn how to use them together.

The course can be studied independently concentrating in content, links and discussions of wikiversity. Another option is to implement the course as tutored and with student support services.

 

It is aloud to use these wikiversity materials as part of educational organisations own courses.

 

The course offers exciting new opportunities for learning with social media and pulls learners into interaction and from knowledge-receiving students into active, knowledge-making students. 

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News

The #MOOC online discussion: 99 Twitter accounts to follow

13 September 2013

Continuing with its efforts to keep students and the international educational community informed about the latest developments on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Courseware (OCW) and general Open Education Resources (OERs), the leading blog Top 5 Online Colleges has just published a list of the most relevant Twitter accounts covering these hot topics.

According to the Top 5 Online Colleges reviewers, “anyone who cares about educational accessibility” should check out the 99 Twitter accounts listed in the blog and see what they have to say about MOOCs, OCW and the overall increase of accessibility to education through digital media.

 

The accounts are ordered by category, reputation, follower count and general quality and frequency of the content they publish. They cover not only MOOCs and OCW, but many other closely related topics at the intersection of education, technology, and accessibility. Some of them even focus on much more analog styles of learning, from skill sharing to connecting with educational tutors or mentors.

 

Among the top Twitter open education accounts recommended are: @insidehighered, @MOOCList, @ALISONcourses, @MITOCW, @khanacademy, @openculture, @creativecommons and @iTunesU.

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