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Towards the Extension of a LMS with Social Media Services

  • Antonio Garmendía
  • Ruth Cobos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8091)

Abstract

The Social Media is a term used to define a wide range of network tools or technologies, which deal with the social aspects of internet as a channel of communication, collaboration and creative expression. This type of environments has been used for educational practices in different areas, competing sometimes with e-learning institutional environments, such as the Learning Management Systems (LMS).

This paper proposes the extension of a specific LMS, Moodle, through Social Media services. This plugin provide the interaction and collaboration of all users. The main aim of the proposed approach is to enrich the existing educational process provided by this LMS.

Keywords

e-Learning Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Learning Management System Social Media Moodle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Garmendía
    • 1
  • Ruth Cobos
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament of Computer ScienceUniversidad Autónoma de MadridSpain

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