Im Rahmen der Bachelorarbeit “Web Analyse von Microblogging-Nutzung in der Lehre am Beispiel von MBlog und GADI” hat David sich die Verwendung der Microblogging-Plattform im Rahmen der Lehrveranstaltung “Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie” angesehen. Spannende Ergebnisse, lohnt sich also hineinzuschauen:
Our publication on “Microblogging Practices of Scientists in e-Learning: A Qualitative Approach” is now online available. The paper is published in the iJet (International journal of emerging technologies in learning) Journal Nr. 4/2011 [Link].
Microblogging services, in particular Twitter, have experienced an explosive uptake in the last few years with a decelerated grown rate since 2010. Apart from celebrities, PR and news agencies, the bulk of user profiles stems form private individuals. Amongst them, individual scientists have started to make use of Twitter for professional purposes. This paper presents a qualitative approach of discovering microblogging practices and obtaining rich descriptions of few cases that give a deeper insight into how Twitter is used by scientists active in the field of e-Learning and how this practice shapes their social networks. The methodological approach is based on online ethnographic studies. Therefore Grabeeter, a tool for collecting all public tweets of a person in various formats, has been adapted in order to obtain the data appropriate for a qualitative analysis following a grounded theory approach. After an analysis of the current state-of-the-art we will outline the methodological approach for our qualitative analysis that focuses on discovering tacit aspects of microblogging practices such as value or purpose. Finally the results of the online ethnographic approach and individual cases will be discussed and compared to similar studies. This work presents the explorative phase of a detailed qualitative approach towards exploring microblogging practices of scientists.
Reference: Kieslinger, B.; Ebner, M.; Helga, W. (2011) Microblogging Practices of Scientists in E-Learning: A Qualitative Approach. – in: International journal of emerging technologies in learning (iJet) 4/2011, S. 31 – 39; http://online-journals.org/i-jet/article/view/1820
My today’s talk at Vienna University of Technology at this year S-ICT conference on Virtual Mobility, will be about our research results and experiences in the use of the microblogging tool Twitter for Mass-Education.
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Our this year publication on “A Qualitative Approach towards Discovering Microblogging Practices of Scientists” for ICL 2011 conference is now online avaible as Draft version. The slides were already published here.
Although Microblogging (for instance Twitter) is still rather young compared to other traditional weblogging services there already exists quite a number of studies on itsusage. The majority of scholars dealing with this topic have chosen a quantitative approach focusing on different aspects such as publishing patterns, follower patterns, publishing practices, etc. However, there are less qualitative evidence and case studies on how Twitter is used by adults in their personal working practices. This paper presents a qualitative approach of discovering microblogging practices and obtaining rich descriptions of few cases that give a deeper insight into how Twitter isused by scientists and how this practice shapes their social networks. The methodological approach is based on online ethnographic studies. ThereforeGrabeeter, a tool for collecting all public tweets of a person in various formats, hasbeen adapted in order to obtain the data appropriate for a qualitative analysis following a grounded theory approach. After an analysis of the current state-of-the-art we will outline an approach for a more qualitative analysis that focuses on discovering tacit aspects of microblogging practices such as value or purpose. Finally some initial results from four individual cases will be discussed. This work presentsthe initial phase of a detailed qualitative approach towards exploring microblogging practices of scientists.
Reference: Ebner, M.; Kieslinger, B. (2011), A Qualitative Approach towards Discovering Microblogging Practices of Scientists, – in: 14th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2011) ̶ 11th International Conference Virtual University (vu’11). (2011), p. 51 – 57
Our article on “The Integration of Aspects of Geo-Tagging and Microblogging in m-Learning” is now published in the book “Media in the Ubiquitous Era: Ambient, Social and Gaming Media“. A draft version of the article is online available:
The recent years have shown the remarkable potential use of Web 2.0 technologies in education, especially within the context of informallearning. The use of Wikis for collaborative work is one example for the application of this theory. Further, the support of learning in fieldsof education, which are strongly based on location-dependent information, may also benefit from Web 2.0 techniques, such as Geo-Tagging and m-Learning, allowing in turn learning in-the-field. This chapter presents first developments on the combination of these threeconcepts into a geospatial Wiki for higher education, TUGeoWiki. Our solution proposal supports mobile scenarios where textual data andimages are managed and retrieved in-the-field
as well as some desktop scenarios in the context of collaborative e-Learning . Within this scope, technical restrictions might arise while adding and updating textual data via the collaborative interface, and this can be cumbersomein mobile scenarios. To solve this bottleneck, we integrated another popular Web 2.0 technique into our solution approach, Microblogging.Thus, the information pushed via short messages from mobile clients or microblogging tools to our m-Learning environment enables thecreation of Wiki-Micropages as basis for subsequent collaborative learning scenarios.
Reference: Safran, C., Garcia-Barrios, V. M., & Ebner, M. (2012). The Integration of Aspects of Geo-Tagging and Microblogging in m-Learning. In Lugmayr, A., Franssila, H., Näränen, P., Sotamaa, O., Vanhala, J., & Yu, Z. (Eds.), Media in the Ubiquitous Era: Ambient, Social and Gaming Media. (pp. 95-110). doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-774-6.ch005
At this year ICL 2011 conference we are doing a presentation on “A Qualitative Approach towards Discovering Microblogging Practices of Scientists” – enjoy the slides:
An dieser Stelle einen Hinweis auf die kürzlich erschienene Studie “Mobile Gemeinschaften. Erfolgreiche Beispiele aus den Bereichen Spielen, Lernen und Gesundheit” von Sandra. Lesens- und empfehlenswert, nicht nur aufgrund meines Kurzstatements .
Our publication on “@twitter Mining#Microblogs Using #Semantic Technologies” at this year 6th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives is now online available.
In this paper we report about our current and ongoing research efforts aiming at knowledge discovery, offline social data mining and social entity extraction based upon semantic technologies. Further we are aiming to provide the scientific architecture paradigm for building semantic applications that rely on social data. In this early stage our work focuses on data from Twitter as currently most popular and fastest growing microblogging platform. In the realm of our research we implemented applications like Grabeeter for storing searching and caching the social data and STAT infrastructure that uses semantic standards like RDF (SIOC, FOAF), SPARQL and existing semantic services as Sinidice and Linked Data silos as DBPedia or GeoNames as well. They represent parts of novel architecture paradigm for semantic social applications intended to be introduced here.
Reference: Softic, S.; Ebner, M.; Mühlburger, H.; Altmann, T.; Taraghi, B., (2010) @twitter Mining #Microblogs Using #Semantic Technologies, in: 6th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives (SWAP 2010), p. 1 – 12, http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/events/swap2010/page10/page10.html (last access Oct. 2010)
[presentation] Getting Granular on Twitter – Tweets from a Conference and their Limited Usefulness for Non-Participants
Our presentaton about “Getting Granular on Twitter – Tweets from a Conference and their Limited Usefulness for Non-Participants” at this year World Computer Congress in Brisbane, Australia – enjoy: