Chinese University of Hong-Kong


The Web has changed the landscape of how humans interact socially. With the advent of Web 2.0, Social Computing has become a new paradigm in ways we communicate, teach, learn, and educate. In this talk, I will first introduce Social Computing and its various platforms such as blogs, wikis, mashups, social bookmarks, etc. and how they can be used in the education environment for teaching and learning. I will highlight other interesting issues such as security, trust, etc. in using these technologies for learning. Lastly, we examine some current challenges and potential future promises of Social Computing in education.

Brief Profile
Dr. Irwin King is currently with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the BSc degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology and his MSc and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Dr. King research interests include machine learning, web intelligence and social computing, and multimedia processing. In these research areas, Dr. King has published over 150 refereed journal and conference manuscripts. In addition, he has contributed over 20 book chapters and edited volumes.


Date: 2009-Apr-17     Time: 14:00:00     Room: EA5

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