O SAPO Campus vai estar presente na 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference "Learning without Limits: Facing the Challenges", que se vai realizar em Plymouth, nos dias 8 e 9 de Abril de 2010.
O Conference Proceedings & Book of Abstracts está disponível online e, de seguida, segue o resumo/abstract da nossa apresentação:
SAPO Campus: Sharing without limits
SAPO Campus is an integrated Web 2.0 services platform based on user-generated content production and aggregation for use in Higher Education. Upon an independent and open set of social core Web 2.0 services lies a set of aggregation services integrated in a widget-based platform that materialises itself as an institutionally supported Personal Learning Environment (PLE).
We argue that integration and institutional dissemination of this type of technologies could have the effect of promoting a closer relation between and across different academic community members and also the effect of promoting an almost inexistent connection with external communities. These types of connections are invaluable in order to be able to setup a more Open & Social Learning (OSL), Education and University.
We strongly believe that effective and affective connections would not arise if institutions setup the concept of OSL only supported by a model of Open Education Resources. From our point of view OSL demands to go further and to be able to open and share experiences, promoting an evolution towards a no-walls school. Each learner has a significant amount of implicit and explicit information that can be relevant to the community. Users should share the final result but also should learn to share the process. The learning experience as a whole could be meaningful for others to learn with.
One of the main ideas behind SAPO Campus is to allow the establishment of links across PLE members and to help them evolve towards a more integrated learning experience supported by a Shared PLE (ShaPLE) through dynamic, community-wide sharing and recommendation features and also through an active participation of people outside of formal academic groups or communities.
In this session we will present the SAPO Campus platform and discuss its main theoretical principles. Actual usage data gathered from SAPO Campus will be revealed in order to establish a baseline for a discussion about its potential contribution as a seed towards an Open and Social University. Delegates will have the opportunity to get to know and discuss SAPO Campus strategies in order to disseminate and reinforce a sharing and participative culture among University of Aveiro formal and informal members.