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Tony Searl

» Top 100 Articles of 2011 C4LPT - 3 views

    i wonder if anyone actually reads anymore? plenty of evidence in these 100 articles why innovation based on CoPs, edupreneurs, outputs, valuing behaviour change we want to see and student centred GBL pull learning not course inputs, packaged content, event based TPL, 2005 ala 2nd life, push teaching and traditional boring LMS use will see some projects fly and others crash and burn. Also reinforces why fundamentally old thinking will fail if you just put lipstick on the e-pig and call it innovative.
Tony Searl

Social Networks in Action - Learning Networks @ UOW - 1 views

  • SNAPP is a software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies.
  • Discussion forum activity is a good indicator of student interactions and is systemically captured by most LMS. SNAPP uses information on who posted and replied to whom, and what major discussions were about, and how expansive they were, to analyse the interactions of a forum and display it in a Social Network Diagram. The following figures illustrate how SNAPP re-interprets discussion forum postings into a network diagram.
  • What can a network diagram tell me? A network diagram is a visual depiction of all interactions occurring among students and staff. This information provides rapid identification of the levels of engagement and network density emerging from any implemented online learning activities. Social network visualisations provide a snapshot of who is communicating with whom and to what level. A network diagram of your students’ discussions online can:
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