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Social networking as an e-learning tool for gaining technology resources using genetic algorithm

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Social networking is used widely by all the users for sharing their knowledge. Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn are the very commonly used social networking applications. used social media. The students have various groups in these social networking applications for sharing the knowledge related to their domains. Since most of the time, the students spend their time on social media, it has become very vibrant to aggregate the resources related to the education. In this paper, we have highlighted the abundant use of social networking to improve the learning through e-platform. This paper explores the role of Social Networking Sites (SNS) in e-learning by investigating the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and views of computing students towards the use of SNS in e-learning. Online social networks (OSNs) have gained popularity among users from all over the world during the past few years. And E-learning has made learning process quite convenient for users by using the networks. Data was collected from an online survey and interviews, and analyzed to discover the practices, tendencies and the current status of the use of SNS in e-learning as well as how these can be improved. By combinning OSNs with E-learning is a new idea. And the role of OSNs in students' E-learning experiences is focused on in this paper. And it is believed that online social networks can be effectively used in E-learning in the future. We believe that SNS can play a major supporting role in e-learning and that the potential for using SNS in e-learning is not fully reached. The situation may be improved by providing increased guidance and training to students. Learning activities using SNS should be planned and organized. Brief guidelines on using SNS in e-learning are also included in this paper.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : TOJDEL (The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 7
  • ISSN : 2147-6454
  • Sayı : 3
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 219-225
  • IO Kayıt No : 98545
  • Yayıncı : Sakarya Üniversitesi Yayınları