Design of Open Content Social Learning that Increases Learning Efficiency and Engagement Based on Open Pedagogy
Due to the rapid growth in Internet resources, mobile technologies and social media, teaching and learning are increasingly adapting to the notion that 'content is open; learners are social'. The learning materials are open but effective learning is challenging due to the explosion of unstructured content on the web. The effectiveness of learning on the web largely depends on the relevancy of the content and the learner's engagement. This paper's objective is to develop an Open Content Social Learning(OCSL) system, to compare different pedagogical strategies and algorithms on improving effective learning. This paper proposes an enhanced learner-centered online learning experience by matching the content based on learning goals, historical learning preferences and behaviors from other learners with similar goals to increase the learner interaction and engagement.