An analysis of using social bookmarking for acquiring web resources for e-learning

Tak Lam WONG, Siu Cheung KONG

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Abstract

With respect to the increasing trend that students acquire information from the Internet for their formal or informal learning, we aim at analyzing the use of social bookmarking to help students collaboratively access useful and creditable Web resources, facilitating collaborative learning. We also investigate the use of social bookmarking for after-school learning. Social bookmarking allows users to search for, tag, and share Web resources, and hence recommend students Web resources that are potentially useful and relevant. Experiments were conducted to study how social bookmarking can improve the quality of the acquired Web resource. In particular, students using social bookmarking could acquire a more focused and high quality set of Web resources compared with students not using social bookmarking. Copyright © 2012 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012
EditorsGautam BISWAS, Lung-Hsiang WONG, Tsukasa HIRASHIMA, Wenli CHEN
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherNational Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Pages757-761
ISBN (Print)9789810746490
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Wong, T.-L., & Kong, S. C. (2012). An analysis of using social bookmarking for acquiring web resources for e-learning. In G. Biswas, L.-H. Wong, T. Hirashima, & W. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012 (pp. 757-761). Singapore: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

Keywords

  • Social bookmarking
  • Web resources
  • Collaborative learning

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