ERIC Number: EJ1087836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
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Enhancing Formal E-Learning with Edutainment on Social Networks
Labus, A.; Despotovic-Zrakic, M.; Radenkovic, B.; Bogdanovic, Z.; Radenkovic, M.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v31 n6 p592-605 Dec 2015
This paper reports on the investigation of the possibilities of enhancing the formal e-learning process by harnessing the potential of informal game-based learning on social networks. The goal of the research is to improve the outcomes of the formal learning process through the design and implementation of an educational game on a social network and its integration with a learning management system (LMS) of an educational institution. As a proof of concept, a Facebook educational game that enables students to learn and test their knowledge was developed. Furthermore, the game was integrated with the Moodle LMS and the evaluation was performed within the e-learning system at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade. The results show that the application of social network edutainment in an e-learning ecosystem has a positive impact on both the students' results and their satisfaction with the learning process as a whole.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Processes, Social Networks, Educational Games, Integrated Learning Systems, Recreational Activities, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
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