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Exploring the Educational Possibilities for a User-Driven Social Content System in an Undergraduate Course

This manuscript describes the implementation and evaluation of a user-driven social content system in an undergraduate educational technology course. In a manner similar to many popular social content and social bookmarking websites, the system used in this pilot study allowed students to post links and brief descriptions of articles and other resources relating to the integration of technology into teaching practices. Users were then required to rate content posted by other users through a simple voting mechanism. In evaluating this activity, usage data for various features of the system, as well as data from a user feedback survey were analyzed to assess user behavior and the perceived usefulness of the system. The results of the study provide insight into common user behavior patterns and suggest that the activity may facilitate student achievement of the identified instructional objectives. The pilot study also provides a basis for future research into the possible uses of this type of activity in similar educational contexts.

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