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The Design of Personal Learning Environments (PLE) with Scope on Information Literacy in High School

2015 , Seufert, Sabine , Scheffler, Nina , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Müller, Severina , Uden, Lorna , Liberona, Dario , Welzer, Tatjana

Abstract. Information literacy is considered a key competence for the networked 21st century. Despite of its importance it has not been anchored in educational technology research and practice in sufficient manner yet. The paper at hand contributes to this research gap by providing a concept for design of personal learning environments with scope on information literacy. Personal learning environments (PLE) can be defined as conceptual and technological frameworks that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to: set their own learning goals and manage their learning in terms of both learning outcomes (content) and process. By applying the design science approach, a framework for PLE is proposed that combines subject-oriented learning objectives with goals to build and foster information literacy. The focus of the research lies in the initial theoretical phase of the design cycle. Based on a systematic literature review first a model for measuring information literacy is developed. The developed model is than embedded in a generic PLE framework that supports building and measuring information literacy in addition to other subject-specific learning goals. Therefore, the paper outlines a framework to conceptualize PLE focusing on information literacy by pursuing the design-based research paradigm.

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Influence of the Blogosphere on Media Agenda : The Case of Swiss French Journalists Covering International Events

2014 , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Sacco, Vittoria , Schenker, Yoann , Kuyucu, Mihalis

When bloggers are analogous to reporters, some of their working principles can challenge traditional professional standards such as conversation with the audience, transparency in the reporting process or even participation in news production. In other word, the blogosphere has strengthened the belief that the Internet is transforming journalistic practices. In order to contribute to the debate on the influences of weblogs and social media on journalism, this paper focuses on a preliminary understanding of key relationship between Swiss French media covering international news events and the blogosphere. Blogs and social media seem to play a greater role in international news events than in other form of reportage: (1) they are complementary, (2) they add value, (3) they can be a source of information, (4) they report on events that are not covered by the mainstream media and (5) they revive information of past/forgotten conflicts. However, the quality of sources has a determinant role in the use of the blogosphere among journalists. The study also offers suggestions on how journalistic values and practices influence Swiss French media's choices of coverage of international news events. Main factors quoted by respondents were lack of time and space and the concept of mimicry and proxemics. Conclusions support the idea that new generations of journalists are willing to establish opportunities for blogs to be integrated into mainstream media routines. --> http://www.atiner.gr/papers/MED2013-0401.pdf

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The Potential of a Network-Centric Solution for Sustainability in Business Processes

2012 , Thies, Hans , Dada, Ali , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina

Due to an increasing pressure from international regulation, customers and other stakeholders, companies are increasingly experiencing the need to incorporate sustainability considerations in their core business processes and daily operations. For this purpose they require software solutions that simplify the collection, analysis, and incorporation of sustainability indicators at the right processes across their operations. However, prevailing systems are enterprisecentric in the sense that they are owned and used by one focal company collecting the data from different sources and using it for its internal decision making. This paper will describe three example use cases where sustainability has a key role to play and will provide an overview of major problems with the current state of the art. In the second part of the paper, a new approach for sharing sustainability indicators is introduced that enables many providers and consumers of environmental data to connect to and leverage a common platform. Finally, the paper analyzes the potential risks and benefits of introducing such a network platform, using the three business use cases to illustrate the opportunities resulting from it.

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Grid Basics

2010 , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Wozniak, Thomas , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Wozniak, Thomas

The term Grid or Grid Computing implies different technologies, markets and solutions to different people. The meanings associated with the terms range from cluster computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), utility computing, peer-to-peer computing to specific new types of infrastructure. In order to clarify the position, the aim of this chapter is to define and explain Grid Computing. Thereby, the following aspects will be considered Definition of Grid Computing Explanation of Grid Computing Architectures Overview of basic functionalities and components of Grid Computing Overview of advantages and risks associated with Grid Computing Classification of Grids Overview of trends related to Grid Computing such as Service-oriented Computing (SOC), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Cloud Computing.

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Location Based Commercial Services

2015 , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Mansell, Robin

Location based commercial services (LBS) are specific mobile services that depend on and are based on location information. They provide added value for mobile users through location-specific information and services, as well as through their visualization on interactive maps. LBS provide basic information regarding the location of a person or object, the persons and objects that are nearby, a depiction of the surroundings, as well as instructions about how to get from one place to another. Examples of LBS are: location-specific weather and tourist services, location based mobile games and social networks, navigation as well as location-specific advertising and mobile commerce services. They provide spatial guidance for users and help them in mastering location-specific tasks and information needs in an efficient way. This entry defines LBS, explains the technologies they are based on and classifies them. It also explains the historical evolution and factors influencing the adoption of LBS.

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Social Media Curation and Journalistic Reporting on the "Arab Spring" : Mediated Communication in Times of Crisis

2013 , Sacco, Vittoria , Giardina, Marco , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Hayes, Joy Elizabeth , Hilton-Morrow, Wendy , Battles, Kathleen

Arab uprisings have shown how information delivered by eyewitnesses has changed the way news is produced and distributed. War coverage narratives, created by filtering and curating news of the Middle East uprisings, have been crafted by media professionals and amateurs using Storify, a media content curation platform. This chapter investigates the nature of emerging media content curation platforms' coverage of the Arab Spring. It explores and empirically analyzes the characteristics and potential role of content curation in society and news delivery activities, particularly in times of crisis. Findings indicate that Storify both perpetuates and disrupts traditional news frames and sources. Stories exceed both government and editorial policies by providing alternative sources and building a media space where several cultures and opinions may be represented, thus, showing a more human and realistic face of events. However, our empirical analysis also indicates the use of a large number of unknown sources, engendering a lack of accuracy.

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Social Media: Erfolgreiches Marketing in Sozialen Medien

2011 , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina

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Mobile Media in der Unternehmenskommunikation

2015 , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Zerfaß, Ansgar , Thomas, Pleil

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Environmental Reporting

2013 , Thies, Hans , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Dada, Ali , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Marx Gómez, Jorge

Measuring and reporting EPIs is the first step towards increasing the operational environmental performance. Following the principle “do good and talk about it”, companies need to communicate what they have done in order to claim the profits for their efforts. Most companies do report their environmental performance in an annual sustainability report; however, the processes are too slow and costly to enable companies to react to current incidents that might for example threaten their reputation. Furthermore, accurate reporting would require data from outside the company’s borders where most of the creation of net value takes place. This chapter describes the state of the art in environmental reporting, extracts the shortcomings and derives the functional requirements necessary for the fulfillment of this use case in OEPI.

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Grid Value Chains - What is a Grid Solution?

2010 , Cuesta, Juan Carlos , Luokkanen-Rabetino, Karita , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina , Wozniak, Thomas

As explained in chapter 3 and 5 before, a Grid solution can be provided in several ways: as a Grid-enabled application, as Utility computing or as Software as a Service. Grid-enabled applications in internal IT deployments are specific software applications that utilize in-house Grid infrastructure. Utility computing is referred to as the provision of Grid computing as service on external resources. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) based solution applications run on external servers and are used in a one-to-many model with a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) funding model or a subscription funding model that is based on pre-defined amounts of usage. Thus, Grid solutions vary from simpler Software as a Product (SaaP) cases to more complex SaaS solutions. While the simplest cases might be handled by one or two providers, the more complex cases consist of many kinds of services, resources and capabilities, and the provision of such services almost always require co-operation between several market actors. In other words, a Grid solution is a sum of many interacting market actors that own distinct resources and capabilities needed to create value for the end user. Moreover, the provision of Grid-based services is different from traditional service provisioning, and it is more complex in terms of contractual agreements, licensing models, definition of SLAs, accounting and billing aspects.