Social Software and Education

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Published on January 5, 2008

Author: manuel.perez

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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 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

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]

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

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)...

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Koofers.com

My CS 2 Course @ Koofers.com koofers

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

citeulike.org • Bookmarking for references

SSw APIs and Syndication

SSw APIs: Mashups • Combination of multiple applications • Google maps is a popular partner in mashups http://perez.cs.vt.edu/peer-cs.html

SSw APIs: custom interfaces • Syllabus collection • Computing News, as a result of Google search • Google COOP

Syndication: Embedding

Multiple Personalities • On the web, everybody has schizophrenia • Accounts in facebook, flickr, twitter, slideshare, etc....

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.

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.

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

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