The experience of using Facebook as an educational tool

Prescott, Julie and Stodart, Matthew and Becket, Gordon and Wilson, Sarah Ellen (2015) The experience of using Facebook as an educational tool. Health and Social Care Education. ISSN 2051-6487

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Abstract

Social Networking Sites (SNS) such as Facebook are widely used by student populations and are increasingly used by the population generally. Researchers have considered the benefits of using SNS for educational purposes. This qualitative study involved interviews with seven academic members of staff at one UK university who currently use Facebook in their teaching. The study provides a unique insight into the views of teaching staff who use Facebook in their classroom, gaining an understanding of their experience and views of using SNS as part of their teaching.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching, Social Networking Sites (SNS), Facebook, informal learning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:00
Identification Number: 10.11120/hsce.2013.00033
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1016

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