Social Network Analytics in Formal and Informal Learning Environments with EduBridge Social
The integration of social media in education has been raising new challenges for teachers, students and organizations, in both traditional and technology-mediated learnings settings. Formal higher education contexts are still mostly anchored and locked up in institutional LMS, despite the innumerous educational digressions that educators have been conducting throughout social media networks. One of the biggest challenges in contemporary educational needs consists on managing the integration, validation and reporting on educational processes, goals and student performance, when they are widely spread in several formal and informal contexts. In this chapter a system for the integration of LMS and social media is presented, as well as evidence on its practical usage. A set of social network analytics are also brought forward as features that are currently being added to the referred system.
KeywordsSocial student relationship management Educational communication LMS Facebook groups Moodle Learning analytics Social network analysis
This work is supported by the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund through the COMPETE Programme (operational programme for competitiveness) and by National Funds through the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) within project “Reminds/UTAP-ICDT/EEI-CTP/0022/2014”.
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