Friday 4th June, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Nexus
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4 June 2010
I spoke to one or two of the students about their poster presentations.
Supporting Reflection within a Mash-up Research Environment
First up was Thomas Ullman who told me a bit on the mash-ups he was creating in the STELLAR project. These mash-ups were located within the TELeurope.eu website. They were using the social networking software elgg (which I believe ning is developed on) for providing a space for the created widgets. One widget that caught my attention was the Graaasp which is a social software prototype for finding links of things that interest you (my interpretation!) - rather what the website says it is:" the interaction with People in Spaces". This is a widget that can be found in elgg.
Melodic Emotions: Insight and Prediction
Next I spoke to Pauline Mouawad who is looking at the emotion that music/ melody produces. That is, whether a particular melody induces you to feel happy or sad and what in the melody (i.e. how the path f the sound) causes you to feel happy or sad. She explains that at MIT they found that certain music made autistic children more emotive.
Semantic Adaptivity and Social Networking in Personal Learning Networks
I also spoke to Joe Corneli. He initially didn't have a poster and when I asked him why he didn't have one - he decided to create one using post-it notes! His poster is on the creation of dynamic maps, which worked well with post-it notes since you can move around the post-it notes and create a new poster. Further it was interactive as other students helped him to add stuff that he forgot to put in - such as his supervisors' names etc. His research is centred on mathematics learning and he is using the website Planetmath to create a more interactive place to share mathematical teaching/ ideas in particular using the concept of crowd-sourcing (as what is done in Wikipedia). He is hoping to make planetmath more focus on the pedagogical side rather than just sharing mathematics.
14:48 on 4 June 2010 (Edited 14:53 on 4 June 2010)