Application of Cloud Technology, Social Networking Sites and Sensing Technology to E-Learning

  • Yueh-Min Huang
  • Hsin-Chin Chen
  • Jan-Pan Hwang
  • Yong-Ming Huang
Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)


With the development of information technology, Cloud computing looks promising in support of e-learning, it could provide a variety of learning services and resources to facilitate a ubiquitous learning environment to preview and review the course content. Meanwhile, the Cloud technology supports the social networking sites (SNSs) that provide a virtual interactive learning platform to communicate with each other and enhance online cooperative learning. In addition, recently the sensor technology-based applications for e-learning has become a popular research issue, which includes context awareness, augmented reality, motion learning, data acquisition. Therefore, this chapter tends to highlight the possible application of Cloud technology, SNSs and sensing technology on e-learning, and explore the pedagogical development with these technologies. By the objective above, it is hoped the content addressed in this chapter can inspire readers reshaping the relationship between education and latest information technology so as to broaden their horizon on forthcoming development of e-learning.


Cloud Computing Augmented Reality Social Networking Site Cooperative Learning Deaf Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yueh-Min Huang
    • 1
  • Hsin-Chin Chen
    • 1
  • Jan-Pan Hwang
    • 1
  • Yong-Ming Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainan City 701Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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