A Platform for Social Microlearning

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)


In the 21st century the web has evolved from a producer-consumer oriented information source to a prosumer centric social web filled with user generated content. To overcome potential loss of quality assurance on the producer side successful social web solutions came up with methods to ensure content quality using wisdom of the crowd. Although the success of this revolution is undisputed a vast majority of e-learning systems are still producer-consumer oriented and therefore impede engagement potential. We propose to use interaction patterns of successful social web solutions to create a platform that motivates students to create and share learning activities. As we will argue, microlearning activities are especially well suited for such a platform. We also demonstrate how to design such a system open and interoperable by using xAPI and a flexible authentication concept.


Microlearning Social learning Crowd sourcing Question posing xAPI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Studios Austria FGLinzAustria
  2. 2.Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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