Glogster

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Glogster
Glogster Logo.png
Web address www.glogster.com
Commercial? Banner ads, referral marketing
Type of site Online platform for creative expressions with social network features
Available language(s) English
Launched November 2007
Alexa rank positive decrease 20,438 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content. Currently this social network has over one million registered users. Although the majority of Glogster users are teens, [2][3] the tool is currently being used for advertising [4] as well as for CVs.[5]

Glogster provides an online environment to design interactive posters. The user inserts text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation.[6] Glogster is based on Adobe Flash elements. Posters can be shared with other users on the site, embedded in external wikis or blogs, and shared via many social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Glogs can also be exported and saved to computer-compatible formats.[7]

Users can integrate dynamic multi-sensory resources into traditionally text-oriented tasks.

Glogster EDU was launched in 2009 to serve the educational community. Glogster EDU allows teachers and pupils to use glogs as instructional aids and share their Glogs in private virtual classroom.

Glogster EDU
Glogster EDU Logo.png
Glogster-EDU-Glog.jpg
Web address edu.glogster.com
Slogan The Standard for Digital Learning
Type of site Online education
Registration Required
Available language(s) English
Current status Active

Glogster EDU[edit]

Example of a glog

Glogster EDU is an online platform for digital learning that was developed from Glogster.[8]

Glogster EDU is a web 2.0 platform which enables users to create glogs. While the original version of Glogster is used mainly by teenagers, Glogster EDU is intended mainly for educators and students. Currently more than 14,000,000 students and 1,500,000 teachers are using Glogster EDU. [1] Teachers can create projects, presentations and assignments, grade students’ work and communicate with students online. Glogster EDU is an online educational system which is designed for interactive, collaborative education and is suitable for teachers, students and the school as a whole. Glogster EDU enables users to combine videos, music, sounds, pictures, text, data attachments, special effects, animations and links into a Glog - Digital paper. The platform also includes drawing tools. A teacher who fully supervises his or her students’ activities may access them and determine which glogs go public and thus create an online digital encyclopedia with educational content.[9] Students can process given tasks and school topics and present their knowledge. Glogs may be developed under various categories, such as mathematics or physics.[9]

Glogster EDU allows students to broaden their digital learning environment. Glogster EDU allows students of all ages to become independent problem solvers. Students can be innovative and creative while using Glogster. This Web 2.0 tool allows students to demonstrate their mastery of a subject by creating a poster that shows the information they learned. Glogster is a part of the Creating category in Bloom’s Technology Taxonomy. Students create a digital poster with interactive elements such as video, images, and audio. This allows students to express themselves individually.

Partnerships[edit]

In June 2009 Glogster EDU announced a cooperative partnership with SchoolTube, an Internet portals focusing on educational media.[8] This partnership allows students and teachers to share their glogs on SchoolTube and import multimedia from SchoolTube to their glogs. Glogster EDU cooperates with Wikispaces and Edmodo. Glogster EDU also cooperates with ISTE- International Society for Technology in Education, MassCUE, NECC Ning and TinyPic.

Since May 2009 Glogster EDU also cooperates with DetentionSlip.org, an online media company that focuses on news related to public education.[6]

List of partnerships of Glogster and Glogster EDU and the goal of cooperation[edit]

  • Edmodo (Since 2010) – Glogster embeds Glogs into their services.
  • Wikispaces (Since 2010) – Glogster embeds Glogs into their services.
  • SchoolTube (Since 2009) - Option to insert SchoolTube content into Glogs.
  • TeacherTube (Since 2010) – Glogster EDU has a Teacher Tube partner profile. They list Glogster among other services of similar type.
  • TinyPic (Since 2009) – option to log into the service and insert TinyPic images when creating Glogs.

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