Creative Education
2013. Vol.4, No.9, 10-13
Published Online Septe mber 201 3 in SciRes (http ://
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Application Research of DiGG in Teaching Platform
Ruonan Xing
Communication School, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China
Received April 2013
As one member of web, Digg relies on its unique evaluation mechanism and provides a newly perspective
to promote the development in network teaching. This article designs a teaching platform system based on
the advantage of Digg and discusses the mechanism of Digg teaching. We need to arouse the subjective
initiative of students and help them to utilize various resources for learning services effectively and im-
prove the students’ quality comprehensively.
Keywords: Teaching Platform; Data Mining; Structural Design
Introduction of the Digg
From American Kevin rose founded digg. Com in October
2004, digg slowly steps into people’s sight. Initially located in
science and technology news of mining; Third revision, in June
2006 from news extended to other categories, after traffic to
levitate quickly, then Digg has quickly become the 24th the
public site, close to the New York times (19th), easily defeated
the fox news, 2010 Digg. Com Alexa ranking was 129th in the
world, everyday, more than one million people gathered in
Digg, read, comment and “Digging” 4000 messages
Education Digg
Li Jiahou thinks education digg is a large amount of informa-
tion, dynamic update, online reading “mass education digest”.
Everyone participates in abstract, shares education information,
builds the education think-tank (Zhang, 2007).
Education digging submitted the education information
which collected from the Internet in the form of abstract, and
the viewer democratically vote to decide the value of each in-
formation, attention and valuable information will be screened
and recommended to the home page displayed. So education
digg can let learners obtain faster education information, and
education information is fast channel.
Advantages in Analysis of Digg Application in
Releasing Teachers Resources and Students Work on
In the teaching process, students are required to complete a
large number of problem sets, and the process is usually ac-
complished by teachers for students to work on and acceptance.
On the one hand, when there a re too many students and works,
this pattern will reduce the quality of review inevitably; is also
lack of mutual relying and learning; On the other hand, it also
goes against the teacher show some good films to students for
reference and study. Through structures Digg in the school net-
work platform, the students on campus or off campus can upl-
oad their own work and homework, for teachers and other stu-
dents to read and comment. Teacher can be in any place to read
the works of the students, students can read another student’s
work at any place, which broke through the limit of space and
time, it is conducive to students complete work with high qual-
ity to some extent. At the same time, teachers cannot regularly
upload excellent works and teaching cases, which can provide
reference for students, learning and communication.
Implementing the Democratic Participation of
Students and Promoting the Common Deve l opment
between Teacher s and St ud e nts (Tang, 2010)
Through Digg learning platform, students can upload their
own real-time works, papers and other research results for tea-
chers and other students to carry on the review, through exten-
sive absorbing opinions, students can find their own shortcom-
ings, and correct them. Through Digg feature, on the other hand,
all the studentsresources can be uploaded, letting other users
vote and comment on, under the power of group elects that
works really good. This process not only can bring power to
study hard for the students. At the same time, it also can build
enough confidence for the students. From the point of view of
teachers, Digg, not only can help them understand the students’
interest and the insufficiency, but also can let them know all t he
students’ learning situation and psychological changes, which
is conducive to teachers’ teaching and educating; on the other
hand, because the resources released by the publicity, it also
prompted teachers to provide the resources more reasonable
and perfect.
Implementing Effective Organization of Resources
and Improving Students’ Learning Efficiency
A perfect teaching plat form is mixed with all kind s of resourc-
es, each student’s personal situation is different, how to organ-
ize teaching to realize their aptitude according to different stu-
dents, Digg model gives a better solution. Every vote, recom-
mendation, criticism and creation of Students will be recorded
automatically by system in Digg platform, and provides re-
sources with certain heat, let t is possible to show resources in
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the learning platform. At the same time, through the collection,
RSS subscription services, students can reorganize resources
into your own Blog, which conve nient to manage their concer ns
and needs of resources, so that it can easily implement resource
look up when studying.
Implement Expansion of Student Knowledge Which
Is Benefit for Full Scale Development of Student
The thought of the study all the life and full scale develop-
ment that the educational circle advocates, the good teaching
MIS can manifest this mentality. Digg-based teaching MIS mo-
del allows the student to act according to their own interest and
hobby to create the resources, but it is not only restricted to the
resources that the school and teacher issue, through, collects
and subscribes the resources of other people to the issues of
these extracurricular teacher issue, through, collects and sub-
scribes the resources of other people to the issues of these ex-
tracurricular resources, the student can learn the massive extra-
curricular knowledge, thus developing the aspect of knowledge,
making the student don’t feel bored when studying will be arid
and tasteless.
Implement Promotion of Individual Resources and
Enhancing Students’ Cognition and Emotion
The school is a society of concentration, the student studies
in the school, not only needs to le arn the knowledge from books,
what is more important is the society manner, handling matters
and other abilities of human communication. Through teaching
MIS that DIGG builds, the student can issue their own indivi-
dual study attainment and method summarize in own BLOG,
even is only the diary of individual life and psychological ac-
tivity. Through the DIGG platform, to promote these resources
to other students, accepts the community browsing and review
to exchange the emotion fully.
Digg Teaching Platform System Design
In WEB2.0 by stage of widespread application, each user is
the main body of site, has the jurisdiction and function of
equality, but WEB also naturally becomes the user carries on
the collection, foundation, issue, share, management and crea-
tion platform to individual content (Li, 2008). DIGG should
highlight the student’s mainstay position, in teacher’s as DIGG
user, should have with the student the same level status, when
the use teaching MIS teaching, should appears by the status of
shepherd and assistor, no longer is the leader of entire teaching.
Considering of these factors, the author attempted to design one
“DIGG-based teaching MI S systemic struct ure model”, as show n
in Figure 1.
Resources Market
The resources market is the core component of DIGG teach-
ing MIS, (here shows all resources). The resources market is
constituted be two parts, one part is the outstanding resources,
another part classifies the resources. The outstanding resources
are just like going on the market to carry on sales the resources,
it will show that in various column main page or site home
page, these resources are the heat degree quite high resource s, it
will emerge from the classified resources automatically. The
classified resources are like going to the market to preserve the
resources officially in warehouse, they were preserved ac-
cording to groups in the resources cushion page in platform,
they carry on the creation including the teacher and student by
the platform user and recommend. All resources have a key pa-
rametersheat degree, this parameter was decided by the DIG
number of times, the heat degree high resources automatically
becomes the outstanding resources, but the heat degree low re-
sources can return to the cushion page, even if it was deleted
from the platform like the expired commodity.
Resource Publishing
The issue of resources is initiated by Blog of user, the user
can use the way of original, the resources that can also be col -
lected through the Internet issued that after screening of user,
thinks personally the quite outstanding resources recommend
the resources market. When carries on the resources issue, the
teacher user and student user should be at the same level posi-
tion, the difference is that the teacher issues and teaching pro-
cess related resources, should top closely demonstrated that and
can the machine learning in Blog of student user. When issues
the resources, the Job, work and paper reorganization that stu-
dent completed could be issued to the student work page of
Digg platform; Moreover, the student can also write about the
method and learning experience in the study summarizes that to
their own Blog, and recommend to the student Blog page of
Digg platform, the platform will renew these resources to the
related classified resources buffer automatically, and for other
users to see and evaluate.
Resource Evaluation
Because Digg-based the teaching MIS is an entire open style
issue system, but does not rely on the special resources pro-
mulgator and verification, therefore needs one perfect assess-
ment mechanism to verify the resources. Regarding all submits
to the resources of Digg page buffer, the student can make full
use of the jurisdiction and democratic rights that the platform
entrusts given, according to individual world outlook, the know-
ledge system and experience accumulates, comes to appraise
for each resources, these can contain to the Dig operation of re-
sources, personally to the opinion, commentary or the collec-
tion, the RSS subscription resources. The teachers can make the
similar operation to the resources similarly, but bases on the
role characteristics of shepherd th e te a che r a ct s, i d should be able
to sui tably increa se certa in weight on teacher’ s voti ng or the co m-
mentary, to guarantee that the resources recommended will tend
to rationalization. Resources that promoted to the ranking front
row or the demonstration in the resources of various column
even site home pages, will attract the attention of user commu-
nity and many commentarie s, this regarding to the promulgator
of resources is an enormous drive and promotion, the result is
the enthusiasm and interests of all students greatly enhances,
and creates the good study atmosphere (Ou & Wang, 2011).
Resources Organization
The resource organization form of Digg teaching platform is
mainly divided into two major parts, one part is the resources
market, resources that the user issues for the first time centra-
lized in resources cushion page, once these resources to be cer-
tain heat degree automatically will be recommended to the clas-
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sified page the home page, even the home page of entire teach-
ing MIS, the outstanding resources that was recommended that
will in the site most striking position. Another part is individual
Blog resources, this part of resources are also constituted by
two parts, first, is the homemade resources, these resources can
be the user originals, also can be re printed outside, then the Blog
makes free decision that recommends resources to the entire
station or only takes individual reference and study. Original
resources can be a problem sets, assigned by the teacher to
student’s teaching resources, also can be the homework that the
students hand in, learning, personal mood, etc. Second, to quote
the resources, these resources are in the teaching platform
glanced over, the user thought that the newest consultation of
quite outstanding resources or individual being interested do-
main, through the collection, RSS subscription and other func-
tion machine learning to get, it also can be the teacher pushes
the work to student, the student gives the explanation to the tea-
cher. Through the collection and reorganization of Digg teach-
ing platform resources, it can effectively enhance personally to
the efficiency of useful resource.
Mechanism Discussion of Digg Mode Teaching
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Teach i ng Superv i sion Mechanism
Using multimedia to carry on the teaching in many places is
also only a conc eptive thought th at even though it ha s many pro-
fits, it is truly a very difficult operation, the important reason is
it does not have the good supervision method. Regarding who-
ever the teacher or the student, starting is very difficult, a quite
good way is unifies the combined the action of school encou-
ragement and teacher’s the self-restraint of supervision and stu-
dent’s self-discipline (Gao, 2010). Teachers require the stu-
dents to hand in homework electronically or via Email, teach
platform for uploading to issue that curriculum work relevant
information and teaching resource through the teacher the
teaching MIS, and force to request the student to carry on the
upload of individual work through the platform, is an effective
supervision way. After the student adapted to this way of tea-
ching gradually, he or she naturally will form the good restraint
consciousness, and make better use of various resources in the
teaching MIS, thus promoting the development of teaching, and
guaranteed the application and spreading of teaching MIS.
Bad Information Block Mechanism
On the one hand the Digg stage gathering collective intelli-
gence, collecting various useful information, on the other hand
it is also easy to appear uselessly, the wrong information, and
what is it will provide the opportunity for the user to issue ob-
scene, reactionary and other information. Therefore, regarding
the teaching MIS of-based Digg model, the harmful information
filtration function mechanism is essential, it can prevent the stu-
dent to come under the influence of harmful information, and it
can also guarantee the safety and reliability of study platform.
Credits and Grade Incentive Mechanism
Various applications of Internet-based, such as the forum,
teaching platformsystemstructuremodelbased on Digg
resource market
excellent resources
(Digg ranking list)
categorized resources
(Resource buffer page)
My blog
(teacher user)
Applied resource
Own resources
My blog
(teacher user)
Applied resource
Own resources
Figure 1.
Teaching platform system structure model based on Digg.
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community and IM software provide the virtual integral and
rank service for the user, this maximum limit has satisfied the
vanity of people, thus had guaranteed the user for uses the ser-
vice favor and enthusiasm. Digg model-based the teaching MIS
also should be able to profit from this pattern, thus ensuring the
student’s concern over the platform resources, improving the
enthusiasm that the student uses. Except that the compulsory
request, provides the integral incentive mechanism and rank
incentive mechanism for user is most effective. It can increase
the certain amount integrals for the user through issuing re-
sources, commenting resources, thus awarding the correspond-
ing rank or for its promotion title for the user.
In the educational reform of modern times, it should be con-
sidered how to promote the full scale development of students,
stimulate the enthusiasm of study and initiative of students, to
implement the “all for the students, for all of studentsmenta l -
ity, it has highly respects of the student and depends upon the
thought of students comprehensively. But when carrying on
educational activities, it should abandon separating teaching
and study, and the system that is primarily for teaching, and
returns to do missionary work because of study, takes studying
as the central system. We hope that it can provide the use for
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