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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 (SNS) in their daily social activities. Some universities have adopted open source SNS in teaching. This paper discusses the benefits of using open source SNS, especially Elgg, in teaching health informatics. It is organized as follows: (a) A literature review to define open education, (b) a review of open source SNS and their effects on education systems, (c) an overview of Elgg pointing out its features, (d) a case study of implementing Elgg in teaching Health Informatics course, including a discussion of results and recommendation, and finally (e) the conclusion.en_US
dc.format.extent5 p.en_US
dc.titleOpen Source Social Technologies for Teaching Health Informaticsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.relation.conferenceInternational Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education (8th : 5-7 July 2018 : Chania)en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartoftextICICTE 2018 Proceedingsen_US
dc.provenance.recordsourceOliben_US of Arts and Sciences-
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