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eLearning in Romania: the State of the Art - articol la elearningpapers.eu
09/30/07

La elearningpapers.eu, Olimpius Istrate publica articolul eLearning in Romania: the State of the Art.

Timsoft nu se ridica la nivelul celor mentionati in articol.

Posted by Carmen at 11:41:31 pm into the following categories: eLearning in scoli/facultati


RoBloggersSurvey2007 este online - va invitam cu caldura sa-l completati si sa-l popularizati
09/30/07

Dragi prieteni,

Chestionarul RoBloggersSurvey2007 este online si va invitam cu caldura sa-l completati si sa semnalati eventualele inexactitati - prin comentarii aici.

Raspunsurile vor ramane confidentiale si pot fi trimise pana la 13 octombrie

Poate fi completat o singura data de la acelasi IP. Intrebarile marcate [*] sunt obligatorii. Timpul de completare este de 8-10 minute.

La fel ca la RoBloggersSurvey2006, intrebarile au fost elaborate de Carmen Holotescu si Cristian Manafu, care a venit si cu propunerile de icon.

Rezultatele statistice vor fi publicate pe eLearningBlog si MANAFU*, impreuna cu lista blogurilor ce ne-au ajutat in popularizare.

Pentru ca informatia sa ajunga la cat mai multi bloggeri, va rugam sa scrieti o insemnare despre chestionar si sa plasati pe bloguri butonul:

Chestionar pentru bloggeri - 2007

Pentru mai simpla regasire a notelor despre chestionar, puteti folosi tag-ul Technorati .

Multumim,

Carmen si Cristi

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Posted by Carmen at 11:45:50 am into the following categories: Despre bloguri, Blogosfera romaneasca


RoBloggersSurvey2007 - draft
09/27/07

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Dragi prieteni,

Dupa ce anul trecut am derulat RoBloggers Survey, cand ne-am bucurat de sprijinul si participarea multor bloggeri, pentru care va multumim, va propunem sa vedem acum impreuna ce schimbari au avut loc in blogosfera romaneasca.

Draftul RoBloggersSurvey2007 apare mai jos - comentarii sunt binevenite, la fel sugestii pentru o mai buna desfasurare. Chestionarul va fi online in 1-2 zile.

Carmen si Cristi

I. Informatii personale

  1. Prenume si nume
  2. Varsta
  3. Sex
  4. Localitate ( + tara, daca alta decat Romania )
  5. Educatie
  6. Domeniu de activitate
  7. Timp petrecut zilnic online
  8. Timp petrecut zilnic la TV
II. Monitorizare bloguri
  1. Numar de bloguri monitorizate
  2. Categorii bloguri monitorizate
  3. Mod de abonare la RSS
  4. Apreciere credibilitate bloguri
III. Bloguri editate
  1. Numar de bloguri
  2. Anul deschiderii primului blog
  3. Categorii
  4. Platforme
  5. Retele din care fac parte blogurile
  6. Limba in care sunt scrise
  7. Cum alegeti subiectele despre care scrieti pe blog?
  8. Frecventa insemnarilor
  9. Timp pentru editare blog, raspuns la comentarii
  10. Procentul insemnarilor la care se primesc comentarii
  11. Cum incurajati / facilitati dialogul cu cititorii?
  12. Ce tehnici utilizati pentru promovarea blogului / blogurilor?
  13. Avantajele blogurilor
  14. Dezavantaje
  15. Sunteti dispusi sa includeti reclama pe blog?
  16. Ce fel de reclama ati accepta pe blog?
IV. Blogosfera romaneasca
  1. Care sunt caracteristicile unui blog bun?
  2. 3 exemple de bloguri romanesti pe care le considerati bune, justificati
  3. Ce a insemnat ultimul an pentru blogul dvs, pentru blogosfera romaneasca
  4. Previziuni, ce ati dori in / pentru blogosfera romaneasca

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Posted by Carmen at 04:29:39 pm into the following categories: Despre bloguri, Blogosfera romaneasca


LiveMocha, xLingo, Myngle - retele sociale pentru invatarea de limbi straine; + nou aparute
09/26/07

In urma cu 2 zile s-a lansat LiveMocha, o retea sociala pentru invatarea de limbi straine: pana acum apar cursuri de engleza, franceza, spaniola, germana, hindi, pe 4 nivele, bine proiectate, interactive; poti exersa discutand pe chat cu membrii online sau corecta texte publicate.

Reteaua xLingo permite gasirea de parteneri de discutii in diferite limbi - membri din Romania nu par a fi inca; sistemul ofera si posibilitatea de gazduire de bloguri pentru utilizatori.

Jane anunta o alta retea ce va fi operationala curand: Myngle.

Cum astazi este European Day of Languages sa mai amintesc si de coltul meu preferat: BBC Languages.

Insemnarea am scris-o mai ales pentru Victor, care, elev la Shakespeare fiind, mi-a promis ca anul acesta va deveni foaaaarte bun si la franceza :-)

In mai: din aceeasi categorie palabea.com, cu o prezentare la Mashable.

In iulie:

De vazut si insemnarile si comentariile despre astfel de aplicatii pe:

Posted by Carmen at 04:24:46 am into the following categories: Cursuri online, Web2.0


Identitati virtuale, agregatoare sociale
09/25/07


O clasa speciala de agregatoare este formata din agregatoarele sociale, de conturi din retele sociale, ce preiau profilul unui utilizator si / sau ale prietenilor sai de pe diferite retele sociale - vezi Mashable - 20 Ways To Aggregate Your Social Networking Profiles, alta lista

Asa este Profilactic, foarte asemanator cu SuprGlu, care creeaza un pseudo-blog al noutatilor legate de un utilizator in retelele sociale unde are cont ( cunoscute de sistem sunt 67 ) sau din URL-uri / RSS-uri propuse. Sau FriendFeed, in teste acum, ce va agrega si conturile prietenilor.

Sunt necesare astfel de aplicatii, in fond toate agregand RSS-urile utilizatorului de la sisteme sociale? Pana la urma creeaza RSS-uri de grup.

Nu ne invartim in cerc, cream un nou cont, RSS-ul agregatorului social il preluam in agregatorul uzual si tot asa?

Cat de mult utilizam retelele sociale sau alte spatii de colaborare la care ne facem cont, uneori mai mult spre a le testa? Ati observat ca a crea un cont este foarte simplu, facilitatea de a renunta la el nu prea exista?

Cate identitati virtuale avem? Cat de mult vin in completarea CV-ului nostru, al formarii noastre?

Iar in curand Google si Yahoo ne vor invita in retele sociale proprii; iar MSN isi perfectioneaza reteaua:

Nota in 10 decembrie 2008: script Lifestream lvtrii, ce mixeaza conturi retele sociale, poate fi echivalat si cu solutie RSS de grup.

Posted by Carmen at 06:36:27 pm into the following categories: Despre RSS, Comunitati online, Web2.0, Blogosfera romaneasca


Despre OS, OER si eLearnTS in interviul din Checkpoint eLearning, cu o zi inainte de Software Freedom Day
09/14/07

Checkpoint eLearning

Elena-Andreea Liţă, Permanent Editor, Checkpoint eLearning, a avut amabilitatea de a-mi adresa cateva intrebari referitoare la utilizarea sistemelor Open Source, a resurselor educationale deschise in invatamantul romanesc si la deschiderea mediului eLearnTS de la Timsoft spre acestea.

Cu o zi inainte de Software Freedom Day, interviul a aparut sub titlul Open Source in Romanian Education in sectiunea European Projects - Interviews din Checkpoint eLearning, un cunoscut portal european de eLearning.

Timisoara (RO), September 2007 – (by Elena Lita) Open Source, a term proposed in 1998, refers to a set of principles and practices that promote the access to the process of planning and implementing various products and resources. The term is primarily used in relation to software. A wider term is FLOSS (or FOSS) - Free Libre Open Source Software. Carmen Holotescu, an instructor at the Automation and Computer Science Faculty - Politehnica University of Timisoara, the coordinator of the eLearning firm Timsoft, and the author of two eLearning guides speaks about the use of Open Source in Education.

1. Why should OS be used for educational purposes?

Carmen Holotescu: The main benefits of open source software as concluded by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning are adaptable functionality, lower overall costs, vendor independence (increases choice, competition and transparency), adherence to open standards, the software’s position as a public good, interoperability, and security.

The recommendations of the EU for educational policies are to avoid lifelong vendor lock-in in educational systems by teaching students skills rather than specific applications and by encouraging participation in FLOSS-like communities. This adds value to the skills learnt by students, such as a positive attitude towards information technology that favours the ability to create and actively participate and collaborate rather than just consume.

In Romania, the interest and the use of open source software by teachers, pupils, and students is very important, but most initiatives are personal. Many Linux and LAMP users are active in user groups, building online communities with online support and discussions forums, but also with periodic face-to-face meetings. Romanian Linux distributions were developed by teams formed by young students.

A lot of workshops and conferences in which actors from educational system participate take place, such as Linux and Virtual Learning Environments at University Vasile Goldis Arad (, which has convened five times editions), Linux Open Alternative Days - LOAD , or the International Conference eLiberatica organized by Romanian Open Source Initiative.

2. Is OER a viable alternative at this moment?

Carmen Holotescu: Open source software is based on and uses open formats, and for this, it is used to create Open Educational Resources (OER). In Europe and worldwide, there many projects have been developed that deal with OER that are the subject of numerous debates, studies, policies, and educational priorities. The term Open Educational Resources was adopted at the UNESCO Forum in 2002, following the analysis of the impact that the Open Courseware projects have had on higher education.

The Open Educational Resources include materials (content) for teaching and learning: open courseware and open content projects, free courses, learning objects directories, and educational journals. The OER are generally characterised by the following attributes:

  • the access to open materials - open content - is free for educational institutions and individual users;
  • the content is licensed so that it may be reused or modified during educational activities; to this end, the content observes open standards and formats;
  • educational applications are open-source - the source is available, and it can be modified or adapted, or interfaces are made available - APIs - that enable the creation of new applications.

Information technologies make it possible for educators to access and exchange online resources. Until a few years ago, most of the materials created were protected, the authentification of the users’ identities being needed. Nowadays, most of the resources are created and posted freely on the Web using the collaborative systems available via Web 2.0. Just like the FLOSS enables the users to reuse or modify the software, the OER allow users to adapt the materials and systems to self-instructional and other learning environments.

But ultimately, the OER imply a fundamental change in the educational process, favouring the focus on the student.

3. Is there any connection between eLearnTS and the OS movement?

Carmen Holotescu: The eLearnTS is an online environment developed by Timsoft that can be configured for online courses, for training in companies, for online communities, or as a collaborative platform for distributed teams. In our company, we use it to deliver IT, management, training the eTrainers, online courses for universities, firms, or for individual learners, and as collaborative platforms for our European projects.

No matter what the subject of a course is, the learning community formed by the participants and the facilitator builds a pool of useful resources for future reflections, too: RSS feeds; blogs of the facilitator, participants, and other practitioners; wikis with topics related to the course; collections using collaborative bookmarking systems; and localization of other open resources.

The platform is based on open technologies - LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), and collaborative exercises realized by the participants frequently use Web 2.0 tools. We consider that each online course, each new learning experience in which somebody takes part, should be integrated into the continuous learning process in which the person is involved.

Posted by Carmen at 06:45:40 pm into the following categories: Proiecte la Timsoft, Open Source / Content, Notes in English


Despre bloguri in Business Magazin; va urma RoBloggersSurvey2007
09/13/07

Business Magazin

In Business Magazin, Bogdan Pencea semneaza articolul Blogul va fi de nisa sau nu va mai fi deloc?

"Pe masura ce tot mai multi navigatori pe Internet descopera blogul si in calitate de autori, bloggerii cunoscuti remarca o descrestere a numarului de vizitatori. Sunt prea multi scriitori si prea putini cititori? 

Recensamantul RoBloggers Survey din 2006 a conchis ca in Romania exista intre 12.000 si 14.000 de bloguri, dar ca doar 1.000 dintre acestea sunt active, adica au o vechime mai mare de sase luni si autorii au publicat acolo de mai multe ori pe saptamana. Numarul celor active poate trece totusi de 4.000 daca se are in vedere o definitie mai laxa. Cate sunt acum? Carmen Holotescu spune ca se va apuca in curand de repetarea studiului, dar ca din primele impresii numarul blogurilor s-a dublat intre timp, spre 28.000."

Da, RoBloggersSurvey2007 urmeaza curand, derulat tot impreuna cu Cristi Manafu.

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Posted by Carmen at 03:25:51 pm into the following categories: Blogosfera romaneasca


Despre Web2.0 la Conferinta Internationala Obelfa
09/12/07

In 10 si 11 septembrie a avut loc in Ilgaz Mountain in Turcia, conferinta internationala Obelfa - Open Blended ELearning For Adults, in organizarea partenerilor din proiectul Grundtvig Obelfa.

Timsoft a fost reprezentat de Gabriela Grosseck, care ne este colaborator si cu care am derulat in cadrul proiectului cursul RSS si bloguri in educatie si cu care pregatim un booklet despre Tehnologii Web2.0 in cursuri blended; acestea au facut si subiectul prezentarii foarte reusite a Gabrielei:

Posted by Carmen at 05:10:20 pm into the following categories: Proiecte la Timsoft, Web2.0


De 6 luni parcarea se face si prin mobil in Timisoara
09/01/07

Sistemul de parcare prin mobil Tpark.ro, dezvoltat de firma Piconet, functioneaza de 6 luni in Timisoara, pana acum singurul oras din Romania avand un astfel de sistem.

Timsoft este unul dintre asociatii Piconet, cu o contributie semnificativa in software-ul sistemului.

Pe blogul Tpark.ro se pot urmari rezultatele sondajului realizat printre utilizatorii sistemului: "Principalul avantaj gasit de utilizatori: 78,13% spun ca nu au nevoie de tichetele sistemului vechi de parcare, cel prin mobil este rapid, simplu si comod, 15,63% semnaleaza ca este mai ieftin si usor de utilizat, 6,25% nu parcheaza zilnic in zone cu plata si declara ca le este mult mai comod."

Posted by Carmen at 07:19:07 pm into the following categories: Proiecte la Timsoft



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