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  • 1. Redefining designing for learning: dialogic and explicit learning design
    Grinne Conole,
    1st July 2010
    Edmedia conference, Toronto

2. Basic facts
A place for sharing and discussions learning and teaching ideas
Application of the best of Web 2.0 practices
Clouds grouped into cloudscapes
Launched July 2009
Nearly 3,000 inhabitants
Over80,000 visitors
3. People and culture
Teachers, learners, researchers, policy makers
Multi-cultural and multi-linguistic
Open, relaxed, love to share and discuss
4. Homepage
Featured Cloudscapes
Active Clouds
Latest activities
5. Social objects
Social networking makes little sense
if we leave out the objects that
Mediate the ties between people
Ritual performance

  • Social life as ritual

6. How participants frame their contributions based on perceived audience and dynamics of specific situations Goffman
Design framework for sociality

  • Enabling practice

7. Mimicking reality 8. Building identity 9. Actualising selfBouman et al.
Collective intelligence

  • The power of the collective

10. Distributed cognition 11. Social dispersal of meaningLevy, Solomon, Surowiecki
Alevizou, Conole, Culver & Galley, 2010
12. Social objects
Social objects
Social networking makes little sense
if we leave out the objects that
Mediate the ties between people
Site designed to be object-centred not ego-centric
Clouds can be discussed and collectively improved
13. Design framework for sociality
Design framework for sociality

  • Enabling practice

14. Mimicking reality 15. Building identity 16. Actualising selfBouman et al.
Mix of familiar Web 2.0 practices
Shift from existing practices to new behaviour through social interventions
17. Evolving: socio-technical co-evolution
Content seeding
Event support, flash debates, etc
Open reviews, expert consultation, etc
Social interventions
Virtual ethnography
Technical interventions
RSS feeds, activity streams etc
Events listing, voting, favourites, etc
Beta release
18. Conferences and workshops
19. Follow
20. Sections
21. Recent activities on Cloudscape
RSS feed
22. Virtual reading circles
23. Virtual desk research
24. Flash debates
25. Spotlight debates
26. Open reviews
27. Ritual performance
Goffman ritual performance
Knowledge building and collective intelligence
Distributed cognition
Initiation, ownership of spaces
Questions and answers
Recognition of expertise
Support and advice
28. Collective intelligence
Levy, Solomon et al.
The nature of communication in popular activities
How do users express themselves?
Open reviews
Expert elicitation
Rapid aggregation of resources
Crowdsourcing a new topic
29. Cohesion
Support and tolerance
Turn taking and response
Humour and playfulness
Group self-awareness
Shared language and vocabulary
Sense of community
Community indicators
Sustained over time
Commitment from a core group of participants
Emerging roles and hierarchy
Creative capability
Igniting sense of purpose
Multiple points of view expressed and contradicted or challenged
Creation of knowledge links and patterns
Galley, 2010
30. Evaluating the collective
Patterns of Contribution in
the Exeter Open Review (Galley, 2010
expanding on Cross, 2010)
31. Help
Cloudworks leaflet
Cloudworks the movie!
Using Cloudworks Cloudscape
32. Take a digital walking tour
Using cloudworks Cloudscapes
The Cloudworks Cloudquest
Browse Clouds and Cloudscapes
Free search
Explore user profiles
Look at current events
Contribute to the Flash debates
Push the boat out create a Cloud
33. Acknowledgements
Many of the images are taken from the TORLEY account on Flckr, these include:
Also used questionmark
Web2.0 city -