The Integration of m-Learning and Social Nework for Suporting Knowledge Sharing


Mobile learning (m-Learning) is a type of a learning system that combines mobile, computer, and modern educational technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Social network use Web 2.0 technology to communicate, share and searching information for the students. This paper presents the integration of m-Learning and social network design for supporting the sharing of knowledge. The m-Learning system was developed from IPTV (Suan Dusit Internet Broadcasting: SDIB) to mobile IPTV and extended to m-Learning systems. The prototype was designed by integrating m-Learning system (contents and communication tool) and social networks that support knowledge sharing of the learners. The prototype has been used for teaching and learning and students evaluated the system. The result found that the m-Learning system was useful in helping learners to share knowledge and create social interaction.

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Suanpang, P. (2012). The Integration of m-Learning and Social Nework for Suporting Knowledge Sharing. Creative Education, 3, 39-43. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.38B009.

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