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Help from Friends: Facebook’s Potential for Adolescents’ Academic Help-seeking
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, , , Michigan State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Social network sites can provide effective avenues for information-seeking due in part to their unique social and technical aspects. This study examined the impact of an educational social media application located on the global social network site, Facebook, on adolescents' academic help-seeking. The Facebook application, called College Connect (CC), maps users' networks of Facebook Friends to show which of those friends have college-related knowledge in their profile. Our results suggest that CC offered some benefits over Facebook generally and over college websites for high school students, especially those from low-income families, seeking help with the college-going process. We discuss how school- and community-based college access programs may benefit from this and similar Facebook applications.

Citation

Greenhow, C., Chapman, A. & Lei, M. (2017). Help from Friends: Facebook’s Potential for Adolescents’ Academic Help-seeking. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 852-855). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2020 from .

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