A Suggestion On how Edmodo can Encourage a Lifelong Learning


ERSÖZ A. R. , Kucuksuleymanoglu R., Ersoz Z.

3rd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All (ICLEL), Porto, Portugal, 12 - 14 September 2017, pp.946-953 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Porto
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.946-953

Abstract

Edmodo is basically a web application that is similar to Facebook but provides educational tools instead of a social media platform. Edmodo also reinforces classroom activities. Another benefit of Edmodo is that it allows teachers to create online classes. Teachers post assignments, lecture notes, exams, competitions, and also evaluate students and communicate with them via Edmodo. E-Learning makes it possible to learn about information and communication technologies. Applications such as Edmodo Classroom 2.0 makes it possible to learn even outside the classroom. These applications are viewed as solutions to insufficient class hours and issues that are experienced within the class. In the digital age, new generations tend to maintain different opinions and also different learning capabilities. It's important that we care about how this generation can learn and respond to diverse teaching methods for the sake of their future. Online activities that support a learning outside classroom is similar to other learning practices. Life-long learning is important for building the future of our education. It is a process that's alternative to formal education It has no place and no time. Life-long learning aims to ensure the community is aware of all learning opportunities, it establishes a culture of learning so that people are excited by learning and they can enhance independent learning through technology. Students who use technology as a part of their life makes life-long learning necessary. E-learning environments and mass media are needed in lifelong learning activities to provide learning outside the school. In this study, a course work is explained with using Edmodo for life-long learning. It also explains how the learning continues in online environments and the benefits of life-long learning of Edmodo. In this way, it is thought that the researchers who study same subjects can benefit in an effective way.