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Opinion Space for K-12 Learning

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Sunnyvale, CA
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Dear Ed-Tech Community,

We are conducting research on the social media use in education. Please visit the site, Opinion Space for Learning, participate, and forward the link to your friends! The rating of eight statements only takes 5-10 min. Nexus 7 tablets will be raffled after the study deadline of December 15.

Thank you for your help!



How can Social Media be used to benefit primary and secondary learning?

Join the discussion about how social media might be used to improve primary and secondary education. Participants collect points by entering their opinions and rating others. Nexus 7 Tablet computers will be raffled at the end of the contest and each point will be one "ticket" in the raffle.


Developed at UC Berkeley, "Opinion Space" interface is designed to generate ideas and discover insights into important issues and policies. A version of Opinion Space is being used by the U.S. State Department. Opinion Space is a self-organizing system that uses an intuitive graphical "map" that displays patterns, trends, and insights as they emerge and employs the wisdom of crowds to identify and highlight the most insightful ideas.

It works like this: new participants use graphical sliders to express the degree to which they agree or disagree with eight baseline statements.

These responses are combined to display the new participant as a unique point in a map. The map is not based on predetermined categories, but on similarity of interests, behavior, and perspectives.

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