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Facebook as a Dynamic Educational Tool in a Mobile Learning Environment
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, Deakin University School of Information Technology, Australia ; , Yokkaichi University Faculty of Environmental and Information Sciences, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Facebook is a worldwide phenomena and a popular multi-user social platform. It has evolved into a dynamic powerful social multimedia platform, and currently it is the most popular among users of all ages. Facebook is evolving at a rapid rate especially with the wide spread of mobile Apps for Facebook that can be integrated to fit all mobile devices. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million users use Facebook on their mobile. In this paper Facebook as an educational tool is discussed, Facebook mobile Apps which could be used for this purpose are described, potential barriers and limitations are examined, students’ acceptance of this technology are assessed, security and privacy issues are also examined. The paper concludes with a critical analysis of the barriers to the successful integration of Facebook as an educational tool via a mobile phone and maps a number of developments that are underway.

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Khaddage, F. & Bray, E. (2011). Facebook as a Dynamic Educational Tool in a Mobile Learning Environment. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3791-3798). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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