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From e-learning to Social Networking: a Case Study
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, dept. computer management science, Italy ; , Laboratory of Maieutics, Italy ; , dept. computer management science, Italy ; , Laboratory of Maieutics, Italy

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The paper presents a case study concerning the evolution of an e-Learning system in a more participating platform, according to the collaborative paradigms typical of Web 2.0. Some typically “web 2.0” tools, such as wikis, blogs, etc., are beginning to be included in LMS; but we believe them to be problematic because of the narrow metaphor of “course” and “class”, typically used in e-learning systems, and of the need of these systems of identifying/authorizing users. Under these conditions integration with social networking functionalities becomes complex. Our system, “On Line Communities”, adopts a different metaphor more linked to collaboration; this logic has proved to be more open to this migration thanks to the metaphor of “community”. In this paper we present the steps taken in this direction, the difficulties encountered and the relationship with the existing services of social networking, with the aim of increasing the utility of our university’s information system

Citation

Colazzo, L., Magagnino, F., Molinari, A. & Villa, N. (2008). From e-learning to Social Networking: a Case Study. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 670-677). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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