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  • SOCIALCALCA Spreadsheet Activity for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

  • INTRODUCTIONCOLLABORATIVE LEARNINGOLPC & SOCIALCALCLEARNING WITH SOCIALCALCLEARNING ON THE MESHLEARNING ON THE CLOUDCONTEXT BASED LEARNINGCONCLUSIONAGENDA

  • INTRODUCTIONThe secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience. -Swami VivekanandaLearning taking new dimensions Organizational LearningCollaborative LearningLearning from the EnvironmentWith technology entering classrooms, what is next is what interests us!

    TECHNOLOGYEDUCATIONCOMPUTER SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

  • COLLABORATIVE LEARNINGCollaborative learning can be described as a group learning activity, characterized by two or more than two people, involved in the learning process, conducive to each others grasping abilities.Enabling users far off to interact in a learning environmentAllows for interaction beyond boundariesEstablishment of a learning communityPlatform which hosts questions and discussions from the learners facilitating their learning curve to grow in a manner which advances their knowledge and at the same time assists their inquisitive minds.Develops social skillsSharing of ideas from different backgroundsProblem solving approach helps to cultivate the students mind in a progressive manner

  • COLLABORATIVE LEARNINGTHROUGH SPREADSHEETSProblem Based Learning through SpreadsheetsAn ideal bridge between arithmetic and algebra and allow the student free movement between the two worldsStudents look for patterns, construct algebraic expressions, generalize concepts, justify conjectures, and establish the equivalence of two models as intrinsic and meaningful needs rather than as arbitrary requirements posed by the teacherVisiCalcLOTUSExcelSuperCalc MultiplanPlan PerfectGoogle Docs

  • OLPC & SOCIALCALC

  • OLPC & SOCIALCALC

  • Features

    Tabulation

    Organization

    Graphing and Calculation

    Localization in different languages

    Multi-user editing over the mesh network

    Ability to read and edit single sheet Excel (.xls),

    Lotus (.wk4) and other popular spreadsheet filesOLPC & SOCIALCALCArchitecture

  • LEARNING WITH SOCIALCALCCOLLABORATING ON SOCIALCALCCollaboration over a Mesh NetworkCollaboration over a Cloud Network

  • LEARNING ON THE MESHA type of networking wherein each node in the network may act as an independent router, regardless of whether it is connected to another network or not.

    Allows for continuous connections and reconfiguration around broken or blocked paths by hopping from node to node until the destination is reached.

  • LEARNING ON THE MESHARCHITECTURE

  • LEARNING ON THE MESHHOW WE ACHIEVED ITDbus-tubes and telepathy frameworkA basic infrastructure to call functions and send data from python to the JavaScript part & vice versaImplementing LocalizationColor Coding of Cells on Shared Spreadsheets

  • LEARNING ON THE MESHUSE CASE

  • LEARNING ON THE CLOUDThe application residing on the school server is common to all the XO laptops. Hence, this removes the need to install the application on the network laptops.Private Cloud ComputingAll the systems integrated to the cloud access the application on the browser, the server handles the specific operations such as saving, etc.

  • LEARNING ON THE CLOUDARCHITECTURE

  • LEARNING ON THE CLOUDIntegration with the serverScaling the programme to supportcollaborative workingIntegration with Chat ActivityContext Based LearningHOW WE ACHIEVED IT

  • LEARNING ON THE CLOUDUSE CASE

  • CONTEXT BASED LEARNINGContext = any information that can be used to characterize the situation of an entity.Plot the behavioural profile of the studentsTailor make the course material to suit the needs of the studentsAllow for interaction between different peer groups, and study their problem patternsExtract resources from the content repositories to solve instantaneous problemsAllot assignments automatically based on the students perception of the topic, his problems and understanding of the sameUnderstand group psychology and group dynamics to plot students growth better

  • CONTEXT BASED LEARNINGThe server acts as the host for all the XOsAny amount of activity occurring on the cloud isalmost instantly saved on the server in the databasePresence of the educator is notrequired at all times in order to monitor the study processThe teacher can assume the role of themoderator, who can supervise the growth curve of thestudentsADVANTAGES ON OUR SYSTEM

  • CONCLUSIONDemonstrated the use of technology for existing principles such as

    Computer based collaborative Learning

    Using SocialCalc spreadsheet activity as an example

    The scalability of the same into a much more intelligent system that can synthesize context based learning environments

  • The Beginning..

  • Contact Information

    Manu Sheel Gupta +91-9958.054.646 manu@seeta.in

    Image Courtesy: Donald Clark FlickerImage Courtesy: Donald Clark Flicker

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