Title

Social learning on the move - A research roadmap

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Dima Alhadidi
Zakaria Maamar
Farhi Marir

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2014 International Conference on Web and Open Access to Learning, ICWOAL 2014

Publication Date

1-13-2015

Abstract

© 2014 IEEE. While teaching using a mobile course content-management, it is not possible to decide if students are confused, bored, frustrated, surprised, focused, exhausted, angry, sad, or happy. These cues are extremely helpful to instructors in deciding whether to speed up, slow down, introduce new materials, or explain a concept in a different way. In this context, there is a strong desire to capture the social interactions between learners (i.e., instructor and student). These interactions could even arise while learners are on the move. This paper's research question is how could social applications like Facebook and Instangram help improve the learning experience? It is clear that these applications are nowadays used for "entertainment" but someone can tap into the opportunities they offer to improve instructor-student and student-student interactions. These interactions could also occur on the move due to smartphone and tablet widespread, which poses additional challenges on those who aim at providing a positive learning experience.

ISBN

9781479957392

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Last Page

4

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Curricula; Course contents; Learning experiences; Research questions; Research roadmap; Social applications; Social interactions; Social learning; Student-student interaction; Students

Scopus ID

84922620143

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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