Developing an Interactive Social Media Based Learning Environment

Chao, Joseph T.; Parker, Kevin R.; Fontana, Anthony
January 2011
Issues in Informing Science & Information Technology;2011, Vol. 8, p323
Academic Journal
The interactive social media based learning environment is a software system that provides a social media classroom experience for interactive learning. Students log in with a mobile device, such as an iPad or a laptop, and participate in a classroom environment in which they can view lecture slides, "chat" on-line with other users during the lecture, tweet to their followers, post items to their Facebook page, and collaborate with each other on topics. Within the learning environment, the student may also ask, rate, and answer questions on-line. The instructor has the capability of synchronizing lecture slides on the student's mobile devices as well as administering quizzes throughout the lecture and displaying visual results for the quizzes.


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