Bolotweet is a set of plugins for gnu-social designed for education purposes. It bases on the principle of scoring micro-annotations. The project is being developed over the years with effort from professors and students.
You can find more information about the project [at our site] (http://grasiagroup.fdi.ucm.es/bolotweet/en).
To install this project, you can choose between these combinations of plugins:
- Basic install. Just install [ToolsLocalNav] (https://git.gnu.io/bolotweet/ToolsLocalNav) and Grades. The plugin Logo is optional, but recommended.
- Basic install + lecture notes. Install [ToolsLocalNav] (https://git.gnu.io/bolotweet/ToolsLocalNav), Grades, and NotesPDF. Notes PDF will help you compile the best (or worst) microannotation from your students. It can be used by students to get professor-approved statements on the class content. Also, for professors, to review lowest scored micro-annotations and clarify misconceptions in the next lecture. The plugin Logo is optional, but recommended.
- Basic install + Tasks. Install [ToolsLocalNav] (https://git.gnu.io/bolotweet/ToolsLocalNav), Grades, and Tasks. Tasks is used to facilitate the professor the creation of programmed microblogging activities. The professor indicates a hashtag and the student is given a template where a hashtag for the date and the professor-defined hashtag are included. Afterwards, the professor can track how many microblogging activities are missing/complete. The plugin Logo is optional, but recommended.
- Full install. Install [ToolsLocalNav] (https://git.gnu.io/bolotweet/ToolsLocalNav), Grades, Tasks, and NotesPDF. The plugin Logo is optional, but recommended.
The install process is generally this one:
- copy the plugin to the folder local/plugins of your gnu-social instance
- enable the plugin in the config.php of your gnu-social instance with the following and being XXXX the name of the plugin
If you use this project in an education context, please, cite us:
- Gomez-Sanz, J. J., Ortego, Á., & Pavón, J. (2016). BoloTweet: A Micro-Blogging System for Education. In Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (pp. 53-60). Springer, Cham.
- [Sanz, J. J. G. (2017, October). Detecting plagiarism in micro-blogging social networks. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (p. 90). ACM.] (https://scholar.google.es/scholar?q=Detecting+plagiarism+in+micro-blogging+social+networks&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart)
- [Jorge Jesús Gómez Sanz, Celia Gutiérrez Cosío, Rubén Fuentes Fernández, Juan Pavón Mestras. Microblogging in the european higher education area. 1st International Conference on European Transnational Education [Recurso electrónico]:(ICEUTE 2010) (p 43-50)] (https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=3454613)
Jorge J. Gómez Sanz is the head of the project and responsible of initial versions of plugin Grades.
Alvaro Ortego (inactive) was responsible for major plugins Grades, Tasks, NotesPDF, and Logo
Andreea Ionela is supporting the teaching method, the dissemination of the project, and elaborating teaching material.
The project is also possible because of the collaboration of professors that use the tool. They are listed in the project site
The project has been funded by the teaching innovation projects from Universidad Complutense and the Community of Madrid Government Employment funds.