LEARNET - A Location-based Social Networking Methodology for Learner Group Forming

Jessica G. Benner, Mohd Anwar, Hassan A. Karimi

Abstract

The benefits of collaboration in learning have widely been discussed in the literature. Our position is that location-based social networks can facilitate location-based group formation for learners and support face-to-face collaboration. In this paper, we present a methodology (LearNet) that is focused on the learner’s past and current location(s) as a key criterion for recommending peers for collaboration. LearNet is a component of OnLocEd, a location-based social networking model for online learners that can help learners discover content, events, and people in proximity to their current location. LearNet utilizes OnLocEd’s location-based features to recommend learner group forming in the social navigation network system (SoNavNet).

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G. Benner J., Anwar M. and A. Karimi H. (2012). LEARNET - A Location-based Social Networking Methodology for Learner Group Forming . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-06-8, pages 294-298. DOI: 10.5220/0003959002940298


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@conference{csedu12,
author={Jessica G. Benner and Mohd Anwar and Hassan A. Karimi},
title={LEARNET - A Location-based Social Networking Methodology for Learner Group Forming},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={294-298},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003959002940298},
isbn={978-989-8565-06-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - LEARNET - A Location-based Social Networking Methodology for Learner Group Forming
SN - 978-989-8565-06-8
AU - G. Benner J.
AU - Anwar M.
AU - A. Karimi H.
PY - 2012
SP - 294
EP - 298
DO - 10.5220/0003959002940298