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 Linking Social Network to Education: The Potentials and Challenges

Ilju RHA Hyunjung BYUN(Seoul Nat’l University)
Younyoung KIM(Seoul Nat’l University)
Seoyon HONG(Seoul Nat’l University)

Despite the relatively short history of Social Network Sites or Services (SNS), it has quickly gained popularity with more than seven hundred million users all over the globe. The SNS emerged as one of the strongest cultural influences for the contemporary society. The SNS would provide both chances and challenges for Education. The main purpose of the article was to explore the way education react and adapt to the emergence of social network and SNS. It tried to provide major theoretical grounds that bridge education and social network. In the due process, the researchers have examined the curriculum and instructional design process of education from the perspective of disruptive and sustainable aspect of SNS technology. Consequently, four major theoretical grounds were identified and reviewed: Gibson's theory of affordance, Vygotsky's social constructivism, Rha's human visual intelligence theory, and the network theory. By investigating these theories, the educational potentials of social network and SNS were emerged. The SNS was viewed as a new medium with abundant potentials of expanding the learning space, empowering the affective aspects of learning, and facilitating the formation of group intelligence. Finally, some future implications and challenges of SNS were suggested.

Keywords : Social network, Social media, Social constructivism, Affordance, Human visual intelligence, Network theory

Comparing Open Educational Resource Practices in Higher Education between Finland and South Korea

Leena VAINIO (HAMK University)
Yeonwook IM(Hanyang Cyber Central)
Irja LEPPISAARI(Ostrobothnia Univ)

In this paper we are comparing how the OER (open educational resources) are developed in Higher Education in Finland and South Korea. We also present a comparison model for further studies. Essential findings based on our comparison are that in both countries there are many best practices of use of the OER and open learning. Open educational resources have great potential and their use can ensure quality teaching and learning. The activity has not inspired the great mass of higher education teachers in Finland and Korea. Traditionally, a teacher’s job is working alone, and so a new operational culture is required. Our comparison indicates that numerous questions, fears and problems and cultural differences are also related to the thematic. There is an evident need for a new kind of strategic leadership, a new kind of teaching and learning culture and a doing together and production ideology for the method to spread. Based on our study the following interlinked elements of OER seem to be pivotal: changes to pedagogies, technology and operational culture; educational policy intention; and attitude to culture. Lastly, comparison frame by OER practice model is developed.

Keywords : Open educational resources, Higher education, Finland, South Korea

A Study on Cognitive Load and Related Factors at e-PBL

Jaewon JUNG(Hanyang University)

Hyojung JUNG(Korea Nat’l Open University)

Dongsik KIM(Hanyang University)

The focus of this research is on identifying the problems that learners experience during online problem-based learning (e-PBL) from a cognitive perspective. The study is concentrated on learners’ cognitive load level at each stage of e-PBL. The research questions are specifically as follows: What is the level of cognitive load at each stage of e-PBL and what is the relationship between cognitive load and group performance? What cognitive difficulties are experienced by learners in e-PBL and what causes cognitive difficulties? In this study, we found that cognitive load was the highest in stage 1 and there was negative relationship between cognitive load at stage 1 and group performance. In addition, learners experienced difficulties during e-PBL such as the complexity of task, the difficulty in collaboration, and the lack of appropriate references. For further study, we will investigate some strategies regarding adjusting learners’ cognitive load in the early stages of e-PBL.

Keywords : PBL, e-PBL, Cognitive load, Cognitive difficulties

Development of Sound Design Strategies for Promoting Self-regulated Learning Behaviors in Mobile Learning Environments

Taehyun KIM (Chungkang College of Cultural Industries)

Students mostly precede their learning without any direct support of instructor in e-learning and mobile educational environment. Many useful strategies and tools to facilitate selfregulated learning behaviors in e-learning environment have been introduced, yet, the limit has been reached by only suggesting self-regulated strategies with visual information in the most researches. Accordingly, this research is intent to propose the sound design strategies that facilitate learner's self-regulated learning behaviors in mobile learning environment. To achieve the objective of the research, two research questions are presented. First, what are the sound design strategies that facilitate the self -regulated learning behaviors in mobile learning environment?. Second, what are the results of evaluating the developed sound design strategies in terms of facilitating self-regulated learning behaviors?. To solve these research questions, the literature reviews on characteristics of mobile learning, concepts and features of selfregulated learning and sound were done to establish the sound design strategies. Through formative research method targeting instructional designers, sound design strategies were modified and supplemented. The research to validate these was performed and to verify the effect of the derived sound design strategies, the usability test aimed at instructional designer and learners was conducted. The final sound design strategies through this research process were six general design strategies and the sixteen detailed strategies. This research is meaningful because this offers the basic research on sound information design which has been lacking and help upgrade the upper limit of instructional design which mainly focused on visual information in mobile learning environment that shows information in a small screen.

Keywords : Self-regulated learning, Mobile learning, Sound design strategy, Audio information design

Collaboration Scripts for Argumentation Based on Activity Theory

Hyosook KIM (Presbyterian College)
Sungho KWON (Hanyang University)
Dongsik KIM (Hanyang University)

The purpose of this study is to develop collaboration scripts as an instructional means to facilitate argumentation in computer-supported collaborative learning, and to analyze their effects. To develop collaboration scripts for argumentation, researchers used activity theory as a conceptual framework and refined the design principles by design-based research. Using LAMS, collaboration scripts for argumentation were developed based on the ArgueGraph. To examine their effects, 72 participants were divided into two groups by internal scripts and randomly allocated to one of three external scripts. Applying mixed methods, researchers analyzed argumentation competence related to the cognitive aspect, examined self-efficacy related to the motivational aspect, and identified the factors influencing collaborative learning processes and outcomes. Researchers found that the internal script is a critical factor to determine the dimensions, degrees, and duration of improvement in argumentation competence. That is, learners with higher internal scripts improved highly in the quality of single arguments, while learners with lower internal scripts improved continuously in the quality of argumentation sequences. The effects of the external scripts varied with the internal script levels and supporting periods. Besides, collaboration scripts for argumentation had positive effects on learners’ self efficacy, and learners with higher internal scripts had better self-efficacy. The factors influencing collaborative learning processes and outcomes showed different results depending on the learning context. Therefore, when scripting learner’s interaction in CSCL, researchers should design the scripts adaptable to a natural context of activities.

Keywords : Argumentation, Collaboration script, Activity theory, Design-based research, Internal script, External script, Computer-supported collaborative learning

Students’ Experience in Using Twitter for Online Learning: Social-Affective and Cognitive Perspectives

Hyungshin CHOI (Chuncheon National University)
Soungyoun KWON (Joongbu University of Education)

The current study investigated whether SNS such as Twitter can be an assisting tool to compensate the limitations of online learning from social-affective and cognitive perspectives. Such limitations include low level of motivation to participate, feeling of isolation, rare exchanges of ideas and feedback from peers or instructors. This paper reports findings from a research study on the use of Twitter in online learning in Higher Education. Survey and subsequent interviews were conducted to examine students’ perceptions about the cognitive and social-affective aspects of their participation in Twitter activities. Some of the challenges and potentials in integrating Twitter into online course are also addressed. It can be concluded that Twitter contributes not only to building close relationships among peers and instructors but also to opening a communication channel that can extend cognitive potentials.

Keywords : Social network service, Twitter, Online learning, Social-affective impact, Cognitive impact
Effects of Critical Thinking Strategies on Knowledge Acquisition, Learning Outcome and Student Satisfaction in Web-based Argumentation

Sunhee BHANG (Hanyang University)

The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of Critical Thinking Strategy supporting argumentation activities between learners. The research question is whether the form of Critical Thinking Strategy offered to support meaningful interaction of collaborative argumentation between learners influences the knowledge acquisition, learning outcome, and student satisfaction. For this, the collaboration outcome of the group, the level of individual knowledge acquisition, the level of students satisfaction were measured as outcome of argumentation activity and their differences analyzed. This study concludes the following: A comparison of the group that was provided with Critical Thinking Strategy (test group) and the group provided with general argumentation scaffolds (compared group) showed there wasn’t statistically significant differences in the quality of the learning outcome of collaboration between the groups and in students satisfaction. But there was significant difference in the degree of individual acquisition depending on the offering of scaffolding for Critical Thinking. Therefore, as premised in this study, supporting meaningful mutual interaction between learners during collaborative argumentation using Critical Thinking Strategy has a positive influence on the individual acquisition of domain knowledge. The group provided with scaffolding for Critical Thinking gained higher effect in the degree of knowledge sharing and individual acquisition of domain knowledge compared to the group provided with general argumentation scaffolding.

Keywords : Critical thinking, Critical thinking strategies, Collaborative learning, Collaborative argumentation, Argumentation
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