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LearNet: A location-based social networking methodology for learner group forming

Benner, JG and Anwar, M and Karimi, HA (2012) LearNet: A location-based social networking methodology for learner group forming. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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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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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Benner, JGjgb14@pitt.eduJGB14
Anwar, M
Karimi, HAhkarimi@pitt.eduHKARIMI0000-0001-5331-5004
Date: 16 August 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: CSEDU 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume: 1
Page Range: 294 - 298
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9789898565068
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 14:55


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