The design of idea works : Applying social learning networks to support tertiary education

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Business
Subtitle of host publication2nd International Conference, HCIB 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsFiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Chuan-Hoo Tan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages118-129
Volume9191
ISBN (Print)9783319208947
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9191
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title2nd International Conference on HCI in Business, HCIB 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
PlaceUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period2 - 7 August 2015

Abstract

Online education has progressed from having students passively read and watch materials to having them proactively engage in interactions with other students and teachers. Social network technologies enable students to interact with each other, leading to a new platform for online education. Based on the social learning theory, we design a new social learning network system, named IdeaWorks. Two empirical studies, a usability study and an impact study, were conducted to examine how the social learning network system (i. e., IdeaWorks) has an impact on students’ learning activities. The results of the usability study show that IdeaWorks’ design performs well on user interface, functionality, and process. Generally, users have a high level of usage intention towards Idea-Works. The results of the impact study show that learning via IdeaWorks, as well as learning in traditional classrooms, enables users to perceive a high level of social presence, cognitive presence, satisfaction with the course, and satisfaction with the group. However, the impact study also showed that we should enhance IdeaWorks to support instructional communication and group communication in the context of online education.

Research Area(s)

  • E-learning, IdeaWorks, Online education, Social learning networks

Citation Format(s)

The design of idea works : Applying social learning networks to support tertiary education. / Kang, Lele; Fan, Shaokun; Zhao, J. Leon.

HCI in Business: 2nd International Conference, HCIB 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings. ed. / Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah; Chuan-Hoo Tan. Vol. 9191 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 118-129 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9191).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review