A Model-based Approach to Integrate e-Learning Platforms and Social Networks using a Service- Oriented Framework

Autores UPV
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Revista JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Abstract

E-learning is moving beyond traditional Learning Management Systems and Social Networks are raising new ways of learning. This work proposes an approach to integrate social networks and e-learning platforms taking advantage of both kinds of tools. The approach is based on a method which enables the formal representation of social e-learning situations by means of models. A service-oriented framework is proposed to implement such approach in a two way direction between e-learning platforms and social networks. This framework has been prototyped using widespread Facebook social networking platform tools and adapting a learning management system called Coome. The developed prototype has been evaluated demonstrating how useful such integration can be.