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Blogs as an Effective Social Media Tool in Education
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, Qatar University, Qatar ; , Yarmouk University, Jordan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Abstract: The growth of web 2.0 tools is increasingly influencing higher education. Educators debate the effectiveness of social media tools in educational environment. Some empirical studies reported positive evidences using tools like Blogs in informal learning for students. Such research concentrates on blogging for enhancing active learning, students’ self-regulated learning, and social knowledge building. This paper reviewed the related literature to investigate the use of Blogging in e-learning practices as an educational tool and discussed the limitations and challenges of such use. The case of Jordan is explored using two data analysis websites and generated data related to practices within the Jordanian environment.
Keywords: web 2.0 tools, Social media, weblog, Blog, Microblogging, e-learning, Twitter.

Citation

Abu-Shanab, E. & Alsmadi, N. (2019). Blogs as an Effective Social Media Tool in Education. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 367-373). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 20, 2019 from .

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