Twitter News in Education Platform for Collaborative Learning

Yongsung Kim, Byeongjin Na, Jinwoong Park, Seungmin Rho, Een Jun Hwang

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Abstract

Traditional NIE (Newspaper in Education), which is the study of how to utilize any educational resources in the newspaper in the classroom, has been studied for a long time. However, it has a one-way interaction characteristic and available media are limited. In addition, it has difficulty capturing the latest hot issues or recognizing any public opinions. In this paper, we propose a platform called TNIE (Twitter News in Education) that utilizes Twitter news in education. TNIE has many advantages compared to traditional NIE: (i) it provides a classification of the latest news on various topics to the learners, (ii) classified news content can be browsed effectively via a hierarchical visualization scheme, and (iii) effective discussion or debate groups can be easily made from the learners based on their selection of the news. To evaluate the performance of our scheme, we implemented a prototype system and performed several experiments. We also had volunteers use our prototype system and evaluate its main functions. We report some of these evaluation results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Platform Technology and Service, PlatCon 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467386852
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 19
Event3rd International Conference on Platform Technology and Service, PlatCon 2016 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Feb 152016 Feb 17

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Platform Technology and Service, PlatCon 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period16/2/1516/2/17

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • E-learning
  • Education using twitter
  • Newspaper in education
  • Social learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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