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e-minters Online Social Architects: Recognition of Informal Learning in Communities of Interest

e-minters Online Social Architects: Recognition of Informal Learning in Communities of Interest

Niki Lambropoulos

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As an attempt for informal learning recognition in online Communities of Interest, theory in this chapter was extracted from a dialogue between the members of the e-mint community on lurkers, newcomers and online groupz-ware. Twenty-eight e-mint members offered practical insights for usability and sociability issues towards online communities. Additional theoretical support to the concepts is provided based on social psychology, education, management and communication studies. The theoretical framework that supports Informal Learning and Communities of Interest draws on late 19th century and middle 20th century theories as these were the eras of new approaches related to masses’ interaction. A new methodological framework for data extraction and data analysis is introduced using software-based Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis, on the cluster of messages about lurkers, newcomers and the features of online groupz-ware.

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Niki Lambropoulos (In Press). e-minters Online Social Architects: Recognition of Informal Learning in Communities of Interest. International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation.

Chrono-Spatial Intelligence in Global Systems Science and Social Media: Predictions for Proactive Political Decision Making

Chrono-Spatial Intelligence in Global Systems Science and Social Media: Predictions for Proactive Political Decision Making

Niki Lambropoulos, Habib M. Fardoun & Daniyal M. Alghazzawi

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This paper discusses the advantage of social media in providing continuous non-liner, non-redundant information, taking advantage Global Systems Science (GSS) research tools and techniques. GSS matrix can indicate series of fortunate and unfortunate events that are not isolated but rather connected in time and space, sometimes appearing as events rising from serendipity. This proposition suggests that such hidden connections can be a new form of multiple intelligence named Chrono-Spatial Intelligence This is occurring by apparent or hidden connections between human or machine generated data and the time these occur so to investigate their connecting nodes, also linked to political decision making and learning. Although major prediction frameworks and systems exist as part of the GSS, it seems they cannot not successfully indicate or predict major or massive activities with global impact following the latest global events. Social media, semantic associations, local security camera data and other information have not been connected and analysed enough to predict undesirable events. Therefore, the main aim of this proposition is the identification, analysis and understanding connections between real-time political events for time-space investigation as Chrono-Spatial Intelligence. A second aim is to identify tools, methodologies and evaluation techniques to facilitate shedding light in Chrono-Spatial Intelligence understanding, analysis and impact related to political decision making, as for example quality in education. Future research suggests the proposition implementation.

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Niki Lambropoulos, Habib M. Fardoun & Daniyal M. Alghazzawi (2016). Chrono-Spatial Intelligence in Global Systems Science and Social Media: Predictions for Proactive Political Decision Making. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (9742), pp 201-208. Available at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/chrono-spatial-intelligence-in-global-systems-science-and-social-media.pdf

Foreword for the Special Issue on Anonymous

Foreword for the Special Issue on Anonymous

Niki Lambropoulos

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This special issue on Anonymous brings together and important collection of papers on the topic. To date, much information on the Anonymous movement has been retrievable only through secondary sources, like Wikipedia and newsprint. Whilst in some cases the authors have needed to refer to these, this special issue is one of the first authoritative accounts of works on Anonymous, focussing mainly on original empirical investigation into original sources such as Encyclopedia Dramatica and the synthesising of established literature.

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Niki Lambropoulos (2014). Foreword for the Special Issue on Anonymous. The International Journal of Trolling and Online Participation 1(2), pp.1-2. Available online at http://research.crocels.com/research/1569/foreword-for-the-special-issue-on-anonymous-niki-lambropoulos/

Niki Lambropoulos

Dr Niki Lambropoulos is a HCI Researcher.

DOCTOR’S ORDERS: Dr Niki Lambropoulos is a HCI Researcher. Courtesy: Niki Lambropoulos

Dr. Niki Lambropoulos is an experienced HCI Education e-learning expert, researcher, consultant, HCI designer & researcher, and online communities manager. Her interests fall in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction Education, E-Learning, Idea Management for Distributed Leadership and User Innovation Networks.

Dr. Niki Lambropoulos’s specialisation is in Collective Intelligence theory, design and system development and covers the following fields: collaborative learning, co-creativity and community management in Computer Supported Collaborative eLearning (CSCeL); open innovation and user innovation networks in business strategic development; idea generation and distributed leadership in Project Management; and collective intelligence systems design in Human-Computer Interaction.

Dr. Niki Lambropoulos’s breadth of activities vary from quantitative and qualitative research, social network analysis, business intelligence, as well as software design, online community and e-learning design and engineering, community management, and even presentations, professional speaking and web design.

Dr. Niki Lambropoulos believes studying the leaps between developments reveals patterns of evolution helps to forward existing ideas getting ever further by collaboration and co-creativity. In this way ideas can develop as notes in a music composition allowing infinite possibilities. As imagination is based on previous knowledge, she can translate scientific information into projects and business settings as well as systems requirements. lastly, she believes in equality and encouraging people to develop their personal skills and attributes.

Dr. Niki Lambropoulos has a special interest in serendipity having been a Senior Researcher for Immersive Experience in the Serendipity & Creativity Research Group at  London South Bank University between 2005 and 2016. Dr. Niki Lambropoulos is involved in collaborations with King Abdulaziz University in terms of Serendipity Engineering.

Dr. Niki Lambropoulos can be contacted by email at: niki.lambropoulos@crocels.ac.uk.

Online Empathy

Online Empathy

Niki Lambropoulos

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This article by Crocels researcher Niki Lambropoulos discusses online empathy in general and the way trolls as “player characters” have low ‘faction.’

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Lambropoulos, N. (2013). Online Empathy. In: J. Bishop (Ed.) Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.

Paradise lost? Primary Empathy in Online Communities of Interest and Ways of Use

Paradise lost? Primary Empathy in Online Communities of Interest and Ways of Use

Niki Lambropoulos

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The objective of this paper is to investigate the role of empathy related to the matching of the feelings of the other person in online communities of interest, connected to contribution, self-organized learning by observation in social contexts, group building, social relationships, as well as the use in HCI. In addition, active empathic groups are suggested to have revolutionary effect for eDemocracy. We are presenting results from two studies, related to the process of non-contributors’ engagement and ways members could interfere in policies and changes of their environment with the help of software-based research.

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Paradise lost? Primary Empathy in Online Communities of Interest and Ways of Use by Jonathan Bishop

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Lambropoulos, N. (2005). Paradise lost? Primary Empathy in Online Communities of Interest and Ways of Use. In the Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, in the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2005, 22-27 July, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

User-Designer HCI Research Model for Online Communities Groupz-ware

User-Designer HCI Research Model for Online Communities Groupz-ware

Niki Lambropoulos

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the potential incorporation of methodologies and research tools in Interaction Design for online groupz-ware. As such, a strategic, methodological model for Social Systems architecture and development was elaborated based on Interaction Design so as to be aligned with the nature and the culture of naturally developed online communities. The model suggests the necessity of interaction between community managers, users as well as developers and researchers, supporting all four views and securing both usability and sociability. There are seven stages and User-Designer HCI Research Model (U-D+) deals with one research problem in each stage, as well as suggesting continuous development (+). Following the model, the first three stages are investigated. Interesting results were derived for online groupz-ware, designed for Greek teachers’ Online Learning Community. The model was still a high intensity project when this paper was written.

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User-Designer HCI Research Model for Online Communities Groupz-ware by Jonathan Bishop

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Lambropoulos, N. (2005). User-Designer HCI Research Model for Online Communities Groupz-ware. In the Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Usability and Internationalization, in the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2005, 22-27 July, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc (LEA)

Sociability and Usability for Active Participation

Sociability and Usability for Active Participation

Niki Lambropoulos

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This paper presents the results from a study on issues for sociability and usability for legitimate peripheral participation in online communities. Informal learning is considered to occur within the individual in a self-organized way and within the community as consensus knowledge building. A catalogue for usability andsociability evaluation criteria was developed, in order to identify the twofold informal learning as well asconsensus knowledge building, to investigate sociability and usability supporting contribution and evaluate theevaluation criteria. Fourteen Greek teachers with a special interest in ICT in Education participated in the study.The findings identified and described mechanisms and strategies for legitimate peripheral participation withcontribution as the target as well supported the usability evaluation criteria for online communities

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Sociabilty and Usability for Active Participation by Jonathan Bishop

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Lambropoulos, N. (2005). Sociabilty and Usability for Active Participation. Dasgupta, Subhasish (Ed.) (2005), Encyclopaedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies. Hershey, PA, USA: Idea Publishing, pp. 414-416. – See more at: http://intelligentq.net/nikilambropoulos/?page_id=5#sthash.KHdg8bxe.dpuf

Intelligent Dynamic Enquiry for Innovation Technology: towards Multi-Agent Systems

Intelligent Dynamic Enquiry for Innovation Technology: towards Multi-Agent Systems

Niki Lambropoulos

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The explicit objective of this study is to develop a methodological approach based on identification of online community members’ needs towards the specification phase in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering. Intelligent Dynamic Enquiry (IDE) methodology is based on the Dynamic Enquiry. The implicit objective is to design a tailored Agent-Oriented System based on members’ proposals to promote participation in online dialogue. The suggested frameworks bridge a theoretical gap regarding a methodology for patterns recognition as well as online communities. Active Readers On the Web (AROW) definition for users and a division between enformatic, pseudo- energetic and energetic communities, as well as blended and online communities seemed to be needed. ‘Spiral Identification of Information Locus in Online Discussion’ (SILOD) portrays the raised stages and structure properties revealed by IDE. The tailored system would enhance creativity, online dialogue and save significant time for newcomers’ introduction and engagement in virtual communities.

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Intelligent Dynamic Enquiry for Innovation Technology: towards Multi-Agent Systems by Jonathan Bishop

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Lambropoulos, N. (2004). Intelligent Dynamic Enquiry for Innovation Technology: towards Multi-Agent Systems. In the Proceedings of the Conference Artificial Intelligence and Applications, AIA 2004 as part of the Twenty-Second IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics. Austria: Innsbruck: 183-188