DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MODEL

DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MODEL

ABSTRACT

This project focused on the development of a social network based distance learning (e-learning) system. Various existing distance learning programmes were thoroughly investigated and inherent problems identified. A more robust and better approach is proffered using the social network model. The unification of these systems will be made feasible by integrating social network such as skype and facebook with distance learning (e-learning) protocols.  A video based Learning Management System (LMS) and a  computer base training (CBT) is utilized to provide a teaching and learning environment.  The methodology used in this research is Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD). The system is implemented using HTML and PHP as front-end and MySQL for the back-end. The system was tested and it meet the specification of the design as students can interact with their tutor, each other in a collaborative form.