The Framework for e-Learning2.0 and its Primary Functions

T. Okamoto and F. Anma (Japan)

Keywords

SNS, Cloud Computing, Participatory Learning, Learning Ecology, eKarte, Knowledge Circulation

Abstract

By introducing the concept of Cloud Computing, the architecture of e-Learning has been changed, So, we propose an autonomous learning support system that encourages learners’ interaction by “the Architecture of Participation”. We developed learning management system based on SNS. This system has two models that describe 1) learner’s acquired knowledge, and 2) learner’s participatory attributes. The learner’s acquired knowledge is identified by its articles. The learner’s participatory attributes are identified by learning activities in the system. Moreover, this system can recommend various learning objects, modules as “sub-contents” and persons based on the learner profile model. Then, Web-based services, applications/tools and learning contents along with cloud computing are utilized for building flexible learning environments. Based on those shared resources, it is possible to create a new Model of Learning Ecology. The principle of learning activities in this new ecology is supposed as followings; the social autonomous leaningprocess by a) discover new facts, b) create new artifacts, c) change and/or transform shared web content in learning community.

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