摘要：Traditional e-learning allows an instructor to deliver lectures to a group of students, typically, in a pre-defined curriculum and a fixed knowledge domain (i.e., the instruction subject). With the growing popularity of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and correlated information, some sort of on-the-fly knowledge is obtained. This type of knowledge can be called social knowledge, which may leads to self-paced learning of an individual from the social networks. This paper points out three important issues, namely, knowledge for social learning, timing factors for social knowledge, and the co-routining relation between social network and knowledge domain. A set of automation mechanisms are suggested to generate lectures for self-learning, to compute special interest groups and influential knowledge domain, and to evaluate the co-routining phenomena between social networks and knowledge domains. A prototype website based on a social network tool called Elgg was developed, with the support from a learning object repository which contains more than twenty thousands records.
Brief Biography: Dr. Shih is a Professor at the National Central University, Taiwan. He was the Dean of College of Computer Science, Asia University, Taiwan and the Department Chair of the CSIE Department at Tamkang University, Taiwan. Dr. Shih is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). In addition, he is a senior member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Shih has edited many books and published over 460 papers and book chapters, as well as participated in many international academic activities, including the organization of more than 60 international conferences. He was the founder and co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, published by the Idea Group Publishing, USA. Dr. Shih is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. He was an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.