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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 5445–5462 | Cite as

Uses of social network topology and network-integrated multimedia for designing a large-scale open learning system: case studies of unsupervised featured learning platform Design in South Korea

  • Yoonil AuhEmail author
  • Heejung Raina Sim
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Abstract

This paper discusses the uses of network-integrated multimedia and social network modeling to design a large-scale open learning system (OLS) for unsupervised learning. Multimedia uses for enriching learning experiences have greatly improved within the last decade due to advances in broadband technology and high-speed transmission. The multimedia integrated learning environment is no longer limited to embedding low-quality video and audio streaming but can provide multivariant information delivery to enhance the self-directed learning experience. This paper discusses two case studies of an open learning system developed in South Korea that used social learning network models and multimedia: the NOOC Project for civic education, and the Genesis Project for professional and continuing education. While the focus of study is on uses of social network topology modeling and network-integrated multimedia to design an open learning system, the underlying design has broad implications for modeling any gradient-based, unsupervised open learning system for continuing education and informal learning.

Keywords

Network-integrated multimedia Hyper-connected learning Distributed learning Open learning system MOOC ICT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Information & Communications EngineeringKyung Hee Cyber UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Asia Development Institute, Graduate School of Public AdministrationSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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