The convergence of Social Networking, Mobile and Virtual Learning Environments

Felix P. Rante, Abraham G. Campbell
2016 International Journal for e-Learning Security  
Eight seconds, that's the attention span of the present generation. With all the distractions particularly from social media such as social networking websites, a formidable platform for influencing people, and mobile technology, a very efficient vehicle to get your message across your audience; how could the academia encourage students to take advantage of many useful features of their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and be active learners. This paper is about designing a modern VLE for the
more » ... Social-Mobile centric age and today's learners. The primary contribution of this research work is, it initiates a discussion on leveraging Social Networking and Mobile Technology in Education, highlighting the needs to rethink and redesign the future of education amid the Social-Mobile centric world that we are in today. Specifically, this research paper offers a new set of quantitative and qualitative data, technical discussion on how to integrate Social Networking features in a VLE using Mobile Technology as a delivery channel. A review of related literature, and a Social Mobile VLE prototype using Moodle and Android App.
doi:10.20533/ijels.2046.4568.2016.0065 fatcat:kkn6dgm5sffklihx4ye5rydnua