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[26 mag 2011 | Carmen Holotescu (University Politehnica/Timsoft) and Gabriela Grosseck (West University, Timisoara, Romania) | ]

Questo numero di Form@re propone ai suoi lettori sei interessanti articoli su una delle tecnologie più affascinanti degli ultimi anni: il microblogging. Gli autori – docenti universitari, ricercatori ed esperti – discutono le implicazioni di Twitter e delle altre piattaforme e servizi di microblogging nell’ambito dell’educazione.
Oltre alle finalità generali, condivise da tutti gli autori, di esplorare in che modo il microblogging può essere inteso come una tecnologia per l’insegnamento, questo numero si concentra in particolare sulla questione se e come il microblogging può supportare l'apprendimento e il miglioramento del processo …

n. 75 aprile/maggio »

[26 mag 2011 | Carmen Holotescu, Politehnica University of Timisoara e Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania | ]

Abstract. Negli ultimi anni la tecnologia del microblogging ha dimostrato di essere la più audace protagonista nell’ambito dei social media. In tale ambito il servizio di maggior successo, capace di suscitare l'interesse dei professionisti del settore educativo, è Twitter. Sono state implementate varie piattaforme di microblogging dedicate alla formazione, quali Edmodo, Plurk, Cirip.eu o Twiducate.

n. 74 febbraio/marzo »

[2 mar 2011 | By Carmen Holotescu (University Politehnica/Timsoft) and Gabriela Grosseck (West University, Timisoara, Romania) | ]

This issue of Form@re proposes to its readers six interesting articles about one of the most fascinating technologies of the last years: microblogging. The authors, being university teachers, researchers and experts, discuss the implications of Twitter and other microblogging platforms and services in education.
Besides the generic authors’ goals to explore ways in which microblogging can be integrated as a teaching technology, this number focuses in particular on the question whether and how microblogging can support learning and enhance students’ education.
Thus, in the first article, Ilona Buchem from Beuth University of …

n. 74 febbraio/marzo »

[18 feb 2011 | Carmen Holotescu, Politehnica University of Timisoara and Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania | ]

Summary. In recent years, the most daring player in the social media arena proved to be the microblogging technology, the most energetic in this field being Twitter, raising the interest of the educational actors. A number of microblogging platforms dedicated to education were implemented, such as Edmodo, Plurk, Cirip.eu or Twiducate. In this context, the paper aims to provide an overall analysis of the microblogging platform Cirip.eu for educational directions such as: information and knowledge management, courses enhancement, delivering online courses, collaborative projects, communities of practice, hosting different workshops, conferences or scientific …

n. 24 gennaio/febbraio 2004 »

[24 gen 2004 | Carmen Holotescu Director Timsoft, Romania Lecturer CS, University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania Online Instructor, University of Maryland, USA | ]

Timsoft Ltd – http://www.timsoft.ro – is one of the most active actors in eLearning in Romania.
The firm has developed the online learning environment eLearnTS; variants of eLearnTS are used to offer online courses for individuals or for firms, to organize and host online workshops, and to provide virtual spaces for communities of practice or collaborative spaces for distributed teams.
The following online courses were developed and are running periodically: IT courses as C/C++, Java, HTML/Javascript , CGI/Perl, SQL, PHP, XML, Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, C#, UNIX, Visual C++, J2EE, Software Project Management, …

n. 24 gennaio/febbraio 2004 »

[24 gen 2004 | Carmen Holotescu Director Timsoft Romania Lecturer CS University Politehnica Timisoara Romania Online Instructor University of Maryland USA | ]

To collaborate comes from the Latin words laborare (to work) and com (with), and so literally means to work together. Collaboration occurs when a group of people with a common and well-defined goal integrate their individual knowledge and skills to deliver on that goal.
For the students in Computer Science to learn how to work in groups is a key issue, that lies in the necessity of experiencing real-world working practices: in IT field the firms often use geographically distributed teams ( larger than co-located teams ).
In fact in an online …