Opportunities of Social Networking Services (SNS) For Educational and Scientific Purposes: Multimedia Project “Family Memory of the Soviet Past”
Pushkareva T.V.1, Agaltsova D.V.2

1Tatiana Pushkareva*, Candidate of Philosophy, Associated Professor of Culture, Sociology and Philosophy Department, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia. Email:
2Darya Agaltsova, Candidate of Pedagogy, Associate Professor of Language Training Department, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia. 

Manuscript received on November 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 5173-5177 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B6685129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6685.129219
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Abstract: The article shows the technology and some results of the multimedia research educational project “Family memory of the Soviet past”, which operates in the Russian social network “VKontakte” for students of cultural studies in the Russian State Social University. The project is based on the research traditions “memory studies” and “oral history”, it is carried out within the framework of the discipline “Applied cultural studies”. During the network project, a digital archive of interviews transcripts with memories of the Soviet past is collected; as well as a photo archive; a library; a video library; an electronic thematic communication platform and a news section are organized. In the process of the “Family memory of the Soviet past” project educational and scientific opportunities of the social network service VKontakte were identified and developed. Methodological foundations were developed, and the technology of international multimedia scientific and educational project was tested in the framework of future culturologists training. The article analyzes the educational and scientific possibilities of the project. It is the realization of practical component in humanitarian education; group work; involving the scientific search operations and prospects of carrying out international empirical studies in the post-soviet space. The article presents some scientific results and prospects of the project on the analysis of transcripts, photographs, organization of digital archives, discussions. The risks of using social media in the educational process and scientific activities of students (for example, blurring the boundary between private and academic space) are identified and ways to overcome them are outlined. The article shows how Learning Management System (LMS) of University – can be supplemented with educational and scientific capabilities of social networking service (also social networking site – SNS). The results of this article can be used in similar humanitarian research and educational projects on oral history and memory studies. 
Keywords: e-learning, Family Memory, Memory Studies, Multimedia Project, Social Networking Services, SNS, social Media, oral History, Scientific and Educational Project, V Kontakte
Scope of the Article: Big Data Analytics for Social Networking using IoT