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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Roman Solopov
Modeling of the Individual Student's Educational Space with LMS and Social Networks
Business Informatics
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
Key words: individualization, personal learning environment, LMS, social network, blended learning, e-learning.

The aim of this work is to review various options for the use of social networks and learning management systems for the organization of personal learning environment and to decide which of the options are considered, and in which cases they are the most effective. In this paper, the following objectives were set:

1) Find and analyze theoretical literature on the subject.

2) Review the LMS NRU-HSE and compare its functionality with the functionality of social networks.

3) Describe the main ways of using social networks to individualize the student's educational space.

4) Describe the missing functionality of social networks, which could increase their usability in educational purposes.

In the first chapter of this work, the analysis of the concepts of "individualization" and "personal learning environment" was conducted, such learning models as blended learning and e-learning were reviewed, and a modern view of the use of learning management systems and social networks in learning was described.

In the second chapter, the main options and possibilities for using various social networks in educational purposes are described, and an analysis of the LMS NRU-HSE is conducted. Based on this analysis, LMS NRU-HSE was compared with the social networks.

In the third chapter, the interaction of teachers with students through social networks in practice is discussed, and the model of individualization in LMS for a multicultural audience is described.

As a result, conclusions were drawn about the use of social networks to create personal learning environment, recommendations were given to improve the LMS NRU-HSE, as well as recommendations for social network developers to increase the functionality those social networks.

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