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A Proposed Prototype on using Online Social Networks as Learning Platforms

by Carina Titus
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 145 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Carina Titus

Carina Titus . A Proposed Prototype on using Online Social Networks as Learning Platforms. International Journal of Computer Applications. 145, 9 ( Jul 2016), 19-26. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016910760

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author = { Carina Titus },
title = { A Proposed Prototype on using Online Social Networks as Learning Platforms },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jul 2016 },
volume = { 145 },
number = { 9 },
month = { Jul },
year = { 2016 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 19-26 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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The fields of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) is full of open source and commercial products including Blackboard, WEB CT, and Moodle. These systems are tutor-oriented, not designed to facilitate personalized learning support for an individual learner. Instructors and students, frustrated with current LMS, need a new, innovative, user-friendly alternative to encourage and empower students to take control of their education, and teachers to explore new styles of teaching, depending on their students’ needs. This paper introduces a prototype which shows how OSNs can be used as e-learning platform for a simple, dedicated, learner-oriented e-learning system to facilitate the learning process. This prototype is meant to stimulate the use of OSNs for educational purposes for less technically savvy students.

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