Social Networking and Education: Using Facebook as an Edusocial Space
Pamela Pollara, Jie Zhu, Louisiana State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The acceptance of Facebook by school-aged users is evident, but the potential to using social networking sites for educational purposes is still being debated. This paper explores the use of Facebook within a high school science-mentoring program. Results indicate that the use of Facebook positively affected the relationships between mentors and mentees. In addition, students believed that they learned more by using Facebook and would like to use Facebook for other educational purposes.
Pollara, P. & Zhu, J. (2011). Social Networking and Education: Using Facebook as an Edusocial Space. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3330-3338). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 8, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/36833/.
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