Title: Using social bookmarking for acquiring web resources for e-learning

Authors: Tak-Lam Wong; Siu Cheung Kong

Addresses: Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong ' Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Abstract: As students increasingly acquire information from the internet for their formal or informal learning, the aim of this study is to analyse the use of social bookmarking to help students collaboratively access useful and creditable web resources, and hence developing their information literacy capability. We have developed an intelligent social bookmarking system, namely, (SE)^2, in this study. Control experiments on students' use of (SE)^2 to improve the quality of acquired web resources were conducted. The results show that (SE)^2 is an effective tool to facilitate the access of web resources and social bookmarking can be integrated into different e-learning activities to enhance students' learning.

Keywords: social networks; social bookmarking; web resources; creditability; e-learning; collaborative learning; after-school learning; recommendation systems; data mining; learning technology; recommender systems; online learning; electronic learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2016.079065

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2016 Vol.20 No.3, pp.251 - 264

Received: 04 Aug 2014
Accepted: 11 Mar 2015

Published online: 12 Sep 2016 *

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