Διαχείριση κινδύνων - εκπαιδευτικές εφαρμογές - μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης
Κουτάνης, Δημήτρης Γεωρ.
KeywordsΜέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης ; Εκπαιδευτικό λογισμικό ; Κίνδυνος ; Ανάλυση SWOT ; Risk analysis
The current paper aims to the creation of a better educational software intended for use on the internet and social media. The approach and the tools we use in this effort are directly related to project management and particularly risk management. In our approach we try to identify all the elements that can lead to failure of our software (Risks) and those which can promote it and lead to success (Opportunities). In many cases, risk management tools as well as management techniques that have been developed and are met in international bibliography, may be applied to various projects, as they are not specialized and are easy to adjust. They can easily be applied to different kinds of projects, whether these are projects that their operational object is of financial nature, or projects that are involved with constructions, or Informatics projects. An effort was made for the optimum organization of our research and the exploitation of all the data that were collected. The choices made in the design and implementation of the research, concerned the creation of an online educational application and aimed to its better adaptation to different educational subjects that may need to be designed with its help. The way in the paper was structured and the choice of its content, aimed to give the opportunity to the reader to easily understand its content, making sure each time to provide him all the information deemed necessary depending on the progress of the study. Initially, a reference is made to what a project, project management and risk management is and how important they are for the successful completion of a corresponding activity. In the section that follows, there is a description of some basic concepts. There are three major sections following. The first one concerns the methods that we can use in order to look for the potential risks associated with a project. In second section the methods related to the analysis of a risk and therefore its consequences, are recorded. Finally, third section concerns addressing the risks.Subsequently, there is a reference to learning theories and presentation of the web and social networks, followed by a presentation of the research conducted, in which the design, the course of implementation as well as the findings of the research, are presented. This research had as objective the detection of risks that can pose hazards or opportunities during the creation of educational web application. The results of this research, in conjunction with previous related work in which possible risks-opportunities are recorded with more general characteristics, that arise during the effort of creating a software, were gathered and we proceeded in the creation of a list of a wide range of possible risks. The aim is to include as many risks as possible. These risks are associated with user groups (e.g. age, gender etc.) as well as knowledge objects (e.g. an application that has as its object physics can have differences in relation to an application for history). After analyzing the risks, the effort was focused on finding appropriate ways to address them, at least those for which there was no relevant proposal previously made. In this process our list was enriched including not only the potential risks but also recommendations for addressing them. Throughout the duration of this effort we had continuous support from education professionals of various subjects and levels who offered significant help in determining the contents of the list.