myCourse: An Educational Content Management Platform with Social Networking Characteristics

Thanasis Giouvanakis, Garyfallos Fragidis, Ioannis Ignatiadis, Adamantios Koumpis

Abstract


We adopt the direction towards new educational and pedagogic paradigms, where learning is a process of emergence and co-evolution of the individual, the social group and the wider society. In this direction, Service-Oriented Architectures are becoming a popular system paradigm for e-learning. In this article, we present our research and development efforts to provide a social networking learning platform for developing services which address the personal learning needs of the users and enable them to create value. We also present the specific characteristics of our community driven service framework and discuss our approach in comparison to other similar approaches and frameworks.

Keywords


User Generated Content, Social networking, Educational services, Service Oriented Architectures

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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