Can we Fight Social Media with Multimedia Learning Systems?

Kotevski, Zoran and Veselinov, Ivan (2019) Can we Fight Social Media with Multimedia Learning Systems? In: International Conference on Advanced Technologies, Computer Engineering and Science (ICATCES2019).

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The latest information technologies enabled the world to become a place with more and more easily accessible information. Immense quantities of information are exchanged on a daily basis using contemporary communication technologies, especially by the means of social media, but are we becoming more knowledgeable? The latest reports (World Bank report and PISA testing results) reveal that high school students from Macedonia showed degrading results concerning knowledge. Internet statistics about social media usage and the survey we have conducted show that high school students in Macedonia extensively use social media and find multimedia learning quite helpful, but rarely use computerized learning systems in classes. The purpose of this research is to search for an opportunity to partly divert students from social media usage to spend time on Multimedia Learning Systems (MLS). The final goal is to develop a MLS that would be interesting enough to attract students to use it and have the opportunity to gain knowledge, without entirely sacrificing their social networking needs. To develop such system we conducted a survey and collected data about the students’ affinities and needs. In this paper we present the results of the survey and propose a framework of prerequisites that a novel MLS should incorporate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Zoran Kotevski
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 08:43
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 08:43

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