Social Media for Learning

January–March 2016

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The popularity and influence of social media have been continuously expanding worldwide, and a similar trend is visible in educational settings. Social media tools have been reportedly used for a variety of educational purposes and in wide-ranging contexts, bridging formal and informal, as well as individual and collaborative learning. Currently, the trend is toward the integration of social media services with mobile and ubiquitous learning and adaptive educational technologies. To provide an overview of this interplay by reviewing the applicable techniques and relevant works in the area, we supplement this editorial with a tutorial survey. In particular, the following three main topics are examined and studied here: ubiquitous learning via social media services, intelligent tutoring in adaptive e-learning, and multimedia enabled social learning. The authors also introduced the articles featured in this special issue on social media for learning. Read article »

About IEEE MultiMedia

IEEE MultiMedia covers multiple media types, used harmoniously together in creating new experiences in areas such as image processing, video processing, audio analysis, text retrieval and understanding, data mining and analysis, and data fusion.

Articles from IEEE MultiMedia

The Intersection of Art and Technology

The Intersection of Art and Technology

Researchers at the Casa Paganini-InfoMus Research Centre work to combine scientific research in information and communications technology with artistic and humanistic research. Read full article »

A Machine Intelligence Approach to Virtual Ballet Training

A Machine Intelligence Approach to Virtual Ballet Training

This article presents a framework for real-time analysis and visualization of ballet dance movements allowing for quantitative assessment and feedback of a student's performance. Read full article »


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