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Carmen Holotescu

Carmen Holotescu
University Ioan Slavici, Timisoara, Romania · Computer Science

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February 1991 - September 2015
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
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Publications (139)
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the state of Open Education and Open Educational Resources policies and initiatives in Romania. This assessment examines the development and the environment of the policies, the opportunities and barriers of policy development, the role and the capacity of key and potential actors in this spa...
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Grosseck, G., Andone, D. & Holotescu, C., (2020). Ghid pentru aplicarea Practicilor Educaționale Deschise în timpul pandemiei de coronavirus. Utilizarea Resurselor Educaționale Deschise în conformitate cu Recomandările UNESCO. Disponibil la adresa https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343212044_Ghid_pentru_aplicarea_Practicilor_Educationale_Desc...
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Introduced in 2009 as the core mechanism for the Bitcoin, Blockchain technology enables the creation of a decentralized environment, where transactions and data are not under the control of any third party organization. Any transaction ever completed is recorded in a public ledger in a verifiable, secure, transparent and permanent way, with a times...
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The Romanian Blockchain Ecosystem offers a fresh perspective of the vibrant, diverse and mature initiatives in the field. Romania has a growing number of experienced companies, innovative startups and research projects, active accelerators, many communities and events, and also numerous educational programs, initiatives and policy proposals. Duri...
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Interest in research connected to information disorders has grown considerably in recent years. The phrase “information disorders” refers to three different notions: dis-, mis-, and malinformation. It is difficult to pin down this new and dynamic phenomenon of informational disruption and to assess its impact on society. Therefore, we conducted a b...
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Volumul, cu modestie numit un ghid practic, abordează o temă de un interes aflată în continuă creştere atât în universul academic şi ştiintific, cât şi în rândul cetăţenilor de rând care se văd expuşi în faţa unui flux de nestăvilit și vizibil al tehnologiilor digitale și care au grăbit, prin obligativitatea formei de derulare a școlii online să as...
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Versiune încă în lucru! Capitolul "Cui îi e frică de copyright? Implicații pentru educație", autori Gabriela Grosseck și Carmen Holotescu este pus la dispoziție sub licență CC BY-SA 4.0. Pentru a vedea o copie a acestei licențe vizitați https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0. Acest capitol (operă în limbaj juridic) poate fi:  Distribuit-co...
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Ghid INACO, ediția a treia. https://inaco.ro/inaco-lanseaza-a-treia-editie-a-ghidului-meseriilor-viitorului/
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Romania is a country located in Southeastern Central Europe, North of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. The area is about 92,043 miles² (238,391 km²).
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The Covid-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented situation, when education worldwide moved online, leading to what is called Emergency Remote Teaching. Completed three months after the suspension of face-to-face activities in schools and universities, this paper aims to capture the actions taken in three Romanian universities, for the continuity of ed...
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This handbook discusses the use of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Open Educational Resources (OER) during COVID-19 outbreak through global vivid stories and experiences, and in line with the UNESCO OER recommendation. It also discusses OER competencies for OEP. Finally, this handbook provides guidelines to both teachers and learners to facili...
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The Covid-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented situation, when education worldwide moved online, leading to what is called Emergency Remote Teaching. Finalized one month after the suspension of face-to-face activities in schools and universities, this paper aims to capture the actions taken in Romania for the continuity of education in online enviro...
Technical Report
The ”BELLA: Blockchain Ecosystem for DecentraLized and QuaLity EducAtion, connecting University - Economy – Community” project aims to create an extendable and sustainable Blockchain Ecosystem, which will connect universities with economy, industries and communities. The project will research and develop education and entrepreneurial opportunities...
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Workshop Digital Skills, CeL
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Presentation for CRED project
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Presentation at the Workshop "Why should you learn Blockchain", Bucharest, Romania.
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Embedded Systems is one field of Computer Science that has been developing in the latest years in an accelerated fashion. Automotive industry, Internet-of-Things, mobile devices are just a few examples which are existing due to embedded systems. Teaching such a domain comprise of different specific notions like registers, peripherals, pulse width m...
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Introduced in 2009 as the core mechanism for the Bitcoin, Blockchain technology enables the creation of a decentralized environment, where transactions and data are not under the control of any third party organization. Any transaction ever completed is recorded in a public ledger in a verifiable, secure, transparent and permanent way, with a times...
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Presentation for the Open Education Week UPT Workshop - https ://elearning.upt.ro/workshop-open-education-2018/n-32-70-233/d
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Report on the Development of Educational Informationalization and Basic Education in Belt and Road country
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a paradigm in academic teaching and research. Year of 2012 has been declared as " the year of MOOCs " marking the point when renowned universities have joined their efforts with private companies in order to offer open and free, online education. MOOCs have been used in a plethora of scenarios, st...
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Since 2008, the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have brought innovation, research, new policies and paradigms, but also challenges to Academia worldwide. Usually developed and delivered as independent online courses, MOOCs are used for blended learning in many universities. This study analyses a corpus of 52 selected articles related to using M...
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With the proliferation of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) providers, like Coursera, edX, FutureLearn, UniCampus.ro, NOVAMOOC.uvt.ro or MOOC.ro, it's a real challenge to find the best learning resource. MOOCBuddy - a MOOC recommender system as a chatbot for Facebook Messenger, based on user's social media profile and interests, could be a soluti...
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), as a new educational trend, attract worldwide a huge number of learners giving them appropriate knowledge according to personal needs. Learners are stimulated to be active participants and facilitated to create distributed learning communities through: sharing opinions and setting preferences; analyzing, annotat...
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Started in 2008, the new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) paradigm has brought challenges and innovation at all levels of education, aiming to respond to the most pressing learning needs, generated by the new development policies and rapid evolution of the technology. This paper reports on a project proposed by a group of universities and organi...
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Over the last years, the growing ubiquity of Social Media, the emerging mobile technologies and the augmented reality become more deeply integrated into the teaching-learning process and also create new opportunities for reinventing the way in which educational actors both perceive and access learning. The major challenges in education that involve...
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Over the last years, the growing ubiquity of Social Media, the emerging mobile technologies and the augmented reality become more deeply integrated into the teaching-learning process and also create new opportunities for reinventing the way in which educational actors both perceive and access learning. Major challenges in academia that involve trem...
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The present paper describes the Romanian initiatives related to Open Educational Resources (OER). We start from a national report developed by the first author under the umbrella of the European project POERUP, based on a documentary and a field work research. Although the aim of this paper is to focus on the state of the art of OER in the Romanian...
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In spite of the fast development of eLearning and distance learning in our countries (Romania and Bulgaria), the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) phenomenon is not popular enough among educational actors: teachers, researchers, students, lifelong learners or policy makers. More specifically MOOCs are not integrated in the area of higher education...
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Over the last years, major challenges in academia are represented by blended courses/flipped classrooms enhanced with Social Media (SM), Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Such blended courses become more deeply integrated into the teaching-learning process and also involve tremendous development and innovati...
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Nowadays, when more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, when information and (mobile) communication technologies are real catalysts for innovations in all domains, there are a lot of studies and debates related to how our cities should become "Smart Cities", "Smarter Cities" or "Future Cities", in order to improve life quality...
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This paper reports on the status of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) initiatives and policies in Romania. Drawing on the POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) research, we also highlight a number of significant OER and OEP initiatives in other countries which may provide effective exemplars for Romania to consider. T...
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Language literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century. Foreign languages provide access to information which is increasingly available, they ease travel and they are used on a daily basis in training and work. In other words, they help in keeping pace with the ongoing changes of the knowledge society, and in obtaining a professional adv...
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Over the last years, the worldwide education faces the challenges brought by the growing ubiquity of Social Media and mobile technologies, and by the integration of Open Educational Resources/Practices and Massive Open Online Courses. One of the approaches that proved to be effective in implementing open/social learning platforms is the Design Base...
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The paper explores the features of different learning environments realized through multimedia, hypermedia and transmedia. Also, the students' opinion is gathered to understand their point of view about the role of multimedia support in their learning and about their vision of a contemporary multimedia application. A model of an effective multimedi...
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Capitolul de față prezintă noi forme, metode, instrumente și aplicații pentru evaluarea performanțelor academice în medii virtuale de învățare, ca urmare a integrării în procesul de predare-învățare a noi tehnologii informaționale și de comunicare, precum și pedagogiile asociate acestora. Vom trece în revistă, într-o manieră sintetică, aspecte ce v...
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Over the last years, microblogging has become one of the first words associated with online interactions, conversational discourse, communication and collaboration through social networks, having important applications at all educational levels.
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This paper explores ways of integrating digital storytelling in university courses through one of the most popular social media application: microblogging. More specifically, the authors investigated the way stories in 140 characters associate with social networking facilities of this technology in terms of opportunities, challenges, advantages, li...
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This chapter introduces the phenomenon of microblogging and presents the most relevant options for educators, like: What is a microblog?; What is microblogging?; What can microblogging offer in terms of teaching/training? This chapter has a descriptive character, and it is structured into two large parts that provide a general-to-specific approach...
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In the last years there has been a growing interest in using social media in every area of higher education (from political and social sciences towards engineering or medicine disciplines), with tools and technologies such as blogs and microblogs, folksonomies, RSS feeds, wikis, media-sharing applications, networking sites or other social artifacts...
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The activities of teachers in social networks have a certain place in their personal advancement and professional progress. Studying the organization of Personal Learning Networks (PLN) could support the optimization of teachers' efficacy and productivity. For this purpose, an analysis is performed after a literature review and taking into consider...
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In an era of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, it is necessary to rethink the academic work environments based on the use of social applications like Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, in accordance with the skills and learning needs of students. In this contex...
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This paper is a result of the ongoing Grundtvig Project "SU-TRA - SUpporting TRAiners working with people with mental / cognitive difficulties". It will present the conclusions of a study carried out to identify the burnout factors and levels of teachers, trainers and social workers. In order to prevent and support educators in bournout, we have bu...
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In an era of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, it is necessary to rethink the educational environments based on the use of social applications like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs and collaborative bookmarking systems, in accordance with the skills and l...
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The generic purpose of this paper is to explore the way teachers’ activities and continuous education blend with the microblogging technology. The research question focused on whether and how microblogging succeeds to be a quality factor in teacher education. The analysis was made possible by the facilities provided by the cirip.eu microblogging pl...
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In the context in which the new frontier of Web 2.0 is marked out by the use of mobile devices anywhere, anytime, by anyone and anything, our paper aims at valorizing the mobility parameters of the cirip.eu platform in order to integrate the microblogging technology in higher education, for the purpose of increasing knowledge and learning in authen...
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In the context in which the new frontier of Web 2.0 is marked out by the use of mobile devices anywhere, anytime, by anyone and anything, our paper aims at valorizing the mobility parameters of the Cirip.eu platform in order to integrate the microblogging technology in higher education, for the purpose of increasing knowledge and learning in authen...
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The paper presents a computational tool developed for the evaluation of technical and economic advantages of an innovative cleaning and conditioning technology of fluidized bed steam/oxygen gasifiers outlet product gas. This technology integrates into a single unit the steam gasification of biomass and the hot gas cleaning and conditioning system....
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The new media have changed the political scene dramatically. Thus, in the case of certain states such as the USA, Iran or Moldova, microblogging – especially through the platform Twitter – proved an efficient communication tool. Sharing is emerging as a way of distributing the news—tweets from the streets of Iran and from the rubble of Haiti have b...
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In this era of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, in order for learning 2.0 to occur, it is necessary to rethink the academic work environments based on Web 2.0, in accordance with the (pedagogical) learning needs of students. In this context the authors di...
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In recent years, the most daring player in the social media arena proved to be the microblogging technology, the most energetic in this field being Twitter, raising the interest of the educational actors. A number of microblogging platforms dedicated to education were implemented, such as Edmodo, Plurk, Cirip.eu or Twiducate. In this context, the p...
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Negli ultimi anni la tecnologia del microblogging ha dimostrato di essere la più audace protagonista nell’ambito dei social media. In tale ambito il servizio di maggior successo, capace di suscitare l'interesse dei professionisti del settore educativo, è Twitter. Sono state implementate varie piattaforme di microblogging dedicate alla formazione, q...
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In this era of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, in order for learning 2.0 to occur, it is necessary to rethink the academic work environments based on Web 2.0, in accordance with the (pedagogical) learning needs of students. In this context the authors di...