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Contributions of online social networks for e-learning

Author(s): Sabino, Filipe Miguel Ribeiro

Date: 2010

Persistent ID: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.6/3715

Origin: uBibliorum

Subject(s): Web 2.0 - E-learning; Redes sociais - E-learning; E-learning - Plataformas; Ambiente de aprendizagem pessoal


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The emergence of Web 2.0 offers users the opportunity to not only see but also introduce new content and interact with the authors of original content and other users. The structure of the Web 2.0 offers an online space for groups of people with common interests to share experiences and information. Today, websites such as online social networks are extremely well known worldwide, with more users each day. The concept of Web 2.0 is based on these sites, encouraging the creation of collaborative environments of sharing among its users. Such concepts are extremely interesting when applied in an academic environment. The use of e-learning platforms have become widespread, however, such systems tend to be mostly mere repositories of content and are not stimulant systems for students. Concepts such as community, relationship and sharing, present in online social networks will be important in shaping the learning process of the student, making him an active element in this process by encouraging his critical spirit and his ability to solve problems.

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Rodrigues, Joel José Puga Coelho
Contributor(s) Sabino, Filipe Miguel Ribeiro
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