Gender differences in learning flickr: A picture is worth a thousand words

Eric Zhi Feng Liu, Yu Fang Chang

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Networking environments such as BBS, discussion forums, websites, wiki, Flickr, and blogs have become increasingly popular. Currently, the term Web 2.0 is widely used. It indicates that users have become the focus of Internet usage; moreover, unlike one-way information delivery, users can now upload and download data freely and conveniently. Flickr is one of the Web 2.0 tools. By using Flickr, users can easily upload photos and also share them with others. Furthermore, users can interact with each other by annotating pictures. For instance, students share creative photos and express their thoughts to peers or others through Flickr. Therefore, we hope to formulate a Flickr course for teaching students how to use this tool. The students' prior knowledge was analyzed as the first step of the ADDIE model. On the basis of the data analysis, we began to design the Flickr course. The results suggested that most students were satisfied with this course and that they were confident about using Flickr without gender differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-241
Number of pages10
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • ADDIE model
  • Flickr
  • Gender differences
  • Instructional system design model
  • Web 2.0


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