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Enhancing formal e-learning with edutainment on social networks

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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Volume 31, Number 6, ISSN 1365-2729 Publisher: Wiley


This paper reports on the investigation of the possibilities of enhancing the formal e-learning process by harnessing the potential of informal game-based learning on social networks. The goal of the research is to improve the outcomes of the formal learning process through the design and implementation of an educational game on a social network and its integration with a learning management system (LMS) of an educational institution. As a proof of concept, a Facebook educational game that enables students to learn and test their knowledge was developed. Furthermore, the game was integrated with the Moodle LMS and the evaluation was performed within the e-learning system at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade. The results show that the application of social network edutainment in an e-learning ecosystem has a positive impact on both the students' results and their satisfaction with the learning process as a whole.


Labus, A., Despotović‐Zrakić, M., Radenković, B., Bogdanović, Z. & Radenković, M. (2015). Enhancing formal e-learning with edutainment on social networks. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 31(6), 592-605. Wiley. Retrieved February 25, 2020 from .

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