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dc.contributor.authorBitar, Amineen_US
dc.contributor.authorMelki, Antoineen_US
dc.description.abstractAn estimated 87% of university students rely on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in their daily communications, like sharing ideas, events, discussions and social activities. Some universities have adopted open source SNSs as a communication tool for teaching to improve students academic performance and increases institutional revenues. This paper discusses the benefits of using open source SNSs, especially Elgg, in teaching Computer Programming. It is organized as follows: 1) A literature review to define open education, 2) a review of open source social networking technologies and their effects on education systems, 3) an overview of Elgg pointing out its features and benefits as a social learning engine, 4) a case study of implementing Elgg in teaching Computer Programming course, discussion of results is followed, and finally 5) a conclusion with a recommendation to adopt Elgg as a substitute for learning management systems.en_US
dc.format.extent4 p.en_US
dc.subjectElearning systemsen_US
dc.subjectOpen Sourceen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer programmingen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial networksen_US
dc.titleOpen source social technologies for teaching computer programmingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartoftextInternational journal of recent development in engineering and technologyen_US
dc.provenance.recordsourceOliben_US of Arts and Sciences- of Arts and Sciences-
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