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Analysis of underlying features allowing educational uses for collaborative learning in Social Networking Sites, Cyworld PROCEEDINGS

, University of Texas at Austin, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

As the growth of Social Networking Services (SNSs), the academic use of SNSs for collaborative learning has become an important issue considering learner-centered participatory age. Most empirical research on SNSs has focused on US-based sites such as Facebook, Ning or MySpace about their social networks in terms of building online communities. Therefore, this paper analyzes the features and functions of Korean SNS site ‘Cyworld’, especially ‘Cyworld Club’ one of the applications which fosters its educational uses for collaborative learning. By analyzing four different features; features for interaction, storing and sharing works, student engagement and functions for customizing the page, this paper aims at finding potential educational uses, affordances and opportunities that can be applied to social networking sites or learning management system(LMS) for promoting collaborative learning.

Citation

Sung, W. (2010). Analysis of underlying features allowing educational uses for collaborative learning in Social Networking Sites, Cyworld. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1230-1235). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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