The Social Navigator: A Personalized Learning Platform for Social Media Education

Michael Schmidt; Uta Schwertel; Christina Di Valentin; Andreas Emrich; Dirk Werth(2014)
In: 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2014), Graz, Austria, September 2014, Springer

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We present the Social Navigator, an open, Web-based, personalized learning platform which supports training of Social Media skills in vocational education. The platform (i) provides access to educational resources such as expert information and experience reports which enable teachers to integrate Social Media education into the teaching process and (ii) o ers training material, useful links, and information about Social Web tools to trainees. Designed in an interdisciplinary approach, the Social Navigator builds upon a Social Web skill model, which is used to provide personalized, guided access to resources. In addition to the learning content, the tight integration of Social Media channels stimulates user interaction and helps to acquire Social Web skills by using the system. In the demo, we focus on use cases addressing personalized search, recommendations, and built-in social interaction features.