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Title: OwlishOracle : Architecting a Social Media based e-learning Platform for Primary Education of Underpriviledged children by Senior Citizens of India
Authors: Bandyopadhyay, Somprakash
Dey, Priyadarshini
Bardhan, Arina
Banerjee, Shrabastee
Das, Srimoyee
Keywords: Web 2.0 technologies
Virtual communities
Social knowledge management
Social capital
Ethnographic design
Iterative phase model
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: AR-IIMC
International Journal of Media and Interactive learning Environments
Inderscience Publishers
Series/Report no.: 3(4)
Abstract: Quality of primary education in rural India is a matter of great concern due to teacher absenteeism, non-availability of good teachers at remote areas and non-availability of attractive teaching methods. In this context, our work wishes to architect a scalable online e-learning platform based on Web 2.0 technologies in order to facilitate primary education for underprivileged children in all parts of India. Additionally, the work wishes to create a group of online primary teachers by utilising the vast pool of knowledge resource of the educated senior citizens, who are capable but otherwise not involved in any mainstream productive activities. Using ethnographic approach to system design and using an iterative and incremental development model, we have designed and pilot-tested OwlishOracle, our internet-enabled social media-based synchronous e-learning environment, to serve the stated purpose.
Description: Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Department of Management Information Systems, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata; Priyadarshini Dey, Research Associate at the Social Informatics Research Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; Arina Bardhan Research Associate with Social Informatics Research Group, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata; Shrabastee Banerjee, Research Associate at the Social Informatics Research Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; Srimoyee Das, Antarang Foundation in Mumbai
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