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An exploration on the use of Facebook as a tool for social support on an intercultural exchange program PROCEEDINGS

, , , National Institute of Education, Singapore

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The use of social networking technology has become increasingly pervasive and embedded into the daily lives especially in the younger generation. This study is to explore the usage of a social networking site called Facebook by participants on a high school intercultural exchange program. Social networking software is not traditionally thought to be an environment where learning would occur but is changing as researchers begin to look into this area of inquiry. While we are still at the early phases of the study, we intend to investigate how interaction with peers and other exchange students creates an environment that enables them to receive support and share ideas in a fluid and unrestrictive manner.

Citation

Lee, J.W.Y., Kim, B. & Kim, M. (2010). An exploration on the use of Facebook as a tool for social support on an intercultural exchange program. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1898-2020). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 24, 2017 from .

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