Jan 22
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The Social Media in Academia and Education: Advanced Next Generation Social Learning Innovation

Miltiades D. Lytras
Research Professor of Management Information Systems
School of Business

When: Monday, March 21, 15:00 – 15:50

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge

Organized by: Faculty Research Seminars 2015-16 Series


The vast evolution of Social Computing in the last years and the tremendous improvement of novel technologies including cloud computing, open source technologies, recommender systems, and personalized knowledge management systems, Big Data Systems, MOOCs, Open Educational Resources approaches set a challenging context for the establishment of novel high effective approaches to Collaborative learning in both Business and Academia.

This FRS provides an overview of a top quality research collection of articles related to the New Generation Collaborative Learning Systems. It is an opportunity for a scientific debate for the enabling technologies and the required adjustments in Academic Programs and Executives Training programs worldwide. It is a bold contribution to a new philosophical paradigm for the need to promote flexible, open, collaborative learning beyond time, personality, and place constraints. It seems that the old fashioned classroom based learning has to be enriched or in some cases replaced by technological learning innovations fostering collaboration between learners.

Another important contribution of this FRS is the in depth discussion of a variety of requirements for next generation learning systems. This can be extremely useful for researchers interested on future research on the domain.  In this FRS we summarize four special issues that were published last year on relevant topics on Computers in Human Behavior, 2,69 Impact Factor and Journal of Universal Computer Science 0,4 Impact Factor, Journal of Mobile Multimedia [Indexed by Scopus]

  1. Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 51, Part B, Pages 557-1402 (October 2015), Special Issue on Computing for Human Learning, Behaviour and Collaboration in the Social and Mobile Networks Era, Edited by Miltiadis Lytras, Hassan Mathkour, Cornelio Yanez-Marquez, Sean Siqueira, Peiquan Jin and Wadee Al-Halabi, www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07475632/51/part/PB 
  2. JOURNAL OF UNIVERSAL COMPUTER SCIENCE, Volume 20, Issue 10, DOI: 10.3217/jucs-020-10, Special Issue on Technology Enhanced Learning in Social Networks and Mobile Context – Next Generation Education, www.jucs.org/jucs_20_10 View Article at: www.jucs.org/jucs_20_10/advances_of_scientific_research, Edited by: M. Lytras, L. Zhuhadar, J.X. Zhang, E. Kurilovas
  3. JOURNAL OF UNIVERSAL COMPUTER SCIENCE, Volume 20, Issue 15, DOI: 10.3217/jucs-020-15, Special Issue on Social Media in Academia and Education: Next Generational Learning Innovation, Edited by: M.D. Lytras, H.I. Mathkour, H. Abdalla, C. Yanez-Marquez, P. Ordóñez de Pablos, www.jucs.org/jucs_20_15, View Article at: www.jucs.org/jucs_20_15/the_social_media_in,
  4. l. J. Mobile Multimedia 10(3&4): 181 (2014), Μοbile Learning and Multimedia Applications in Academia, Edited by Miltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos: View Editorial at: www.rintonpress.com/xjmm10/jmm-10-34/181-181.pdf

Miltiades D. Lytras is a Research Professor with a research focus on the application of advanced technologies to Education, Educational Technologies, semantic web, knowledge management and e-learning, with more than 150 publications in these areas. He has co-edited 35 special issues in International Journals (e.g. Computers in Human Behavior, British Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Technology and Society, IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Journal of Knowledge Management, etc). He has authored/[co-]edited 40 books in International publishers[e.g. Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Knowledge Management, Intelligent Learning Infrastructures for Knowledge Intensive Organizations, Semantic Web Based Information Systems, China Information Technology Handbook, Real World Applications of Semantic Web and Ontologies, Web 2.0: The Business Model, etc].  He has served as the (Co) Editor in Chief of 9 international journals [e.g. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, International Journal on Knowledge Society Research] while he is associate editor or editorial board member on seven more.