Applying social networking to construct an elementary science learning community
Proceedings - 6th IEEE International Conference on e-Science Workshops, e-ScienceW 2010
"""In Taiwan, officials and researchers have devoted much to the digital learning. However, most of the digital learning websites are durational only for the National Science Council projects. Parts of them are scarcely used because of the themes. They are lacking of sustainable development and are not exhaustively designed for public education or in the viewpoint of educators and students. Besides, public have few opportunities to participate in the evaluation process of those sites or give feedbacks directly. Because of a large number of ineffective digital learning websites, for students, learning is such a boring thing. Hence, most of the students have barely used online resources for active learning. On the other hand, it is very inconvenient for educators and students to search online by their own. Since many resources are repeatedly categorized and the amount is exploring, users usually cannot find out what exactly they want. While web 2.0 technologies are emerging, pedagogical values need to be redefined and rethought. Using the social networking, useful resources are able to be shared and updated in a collaborative way. Moreover, how to ensure the quality of the posted information needs to be discussed. Since global science literacy is being embraced, the following issues should be considered. First, how to solve the global problems"
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