Supporting Continued Communication with Social Networking Service in e-Learning

  • Kai Li
  • Yurie Iribe
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 14)


In this paper, we describe a practical use of social networking service to support continued communication among adult students in an e-learning program. The access counts are analyzed in functions of my homepage, friends’ diary, ranking, send message, add diary, etc. And communication activities are compared in three coures periods’ students. The results show that the most communication activity is reading friends’ diaries, the next most activities are accessing footprint and listing all diaries. Furthermore, both the first-year students and the second-year students show continued communication activities in SNS even after they have graduated. Especially, the first-year students show significant more communication activities than the other two coures periods’ students. As a result, we conclude that continued communication among adult students is supported by the SNS.


e-learning SNS communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Agrotechnology and BiotechnologyToyohashi University of TechnologyToyohashiJapan
  2. 2.Information and Media CenterToyohashi University of TechnologyToyohashiJapan

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