Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 182. Elsevier, 2015
As the guest editor of this issue, we are glad to see variety of articles focusing on the “asynchronous learning, authoring software, constructivist perspectives, cooperative/collaborative learning, data mining strategies for elearning organizations, innovation, distance and open learning environments, educational technology & globalization, course material design, virtual education, creativity and innovation in learning technology, e-books, education of education technology, educational technology and research methods, engineering and educational technology, hypermedia applications, ICT literacy in education, improving classroom teaching, innovation and change in education, instructional design, intelligent e-learning systems, intelligent training technology, interactive e-learning systems, knowledge management in e-learning, learning and content management systems, learning and teaching with technology, learning objects, internet cafes and students, learning styles, lifelong learning, lifelong learning and technology, mobile learning, multimedia applications, network based education and training, pedagogical and practical issues, professional development & teacher training, simulations in education, teaching/learning strategies, computer games for learning, online learning, open users educational software, eportfolios, social shared sites (facebook, twitter, ....) and education, special teaching area technology, human resources in educational technology, human-computer ınteraction and virtual university on an international basis, both theoretically and practically while having the chance to meet valuable scholars from the field of educational technology and etc.
The rapid penetration of web-based technologies into our social life creates challenges both for teachers and students to face. The purpose of the paper to dwell upon the implementation of social media as web-based technologies into the educational environment in the university. Social media application is considered at macro and micro levels within the university structure. Particular attention is paid to the description of LMS system at a macro level and LMS products to support a particular discipline at a micro level The authors propose the idea that particular pedagogical conditions must be created for successful deployment of the technologies. The participative approach is suggested as a basis of teacher-student collaboration.