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Exploring interaction patterns of students on a social networking platform in a university class
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, , The university of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The social networking platform obtains great attention from educators in the era of Web 2.0, since it provides promising opportunities to engage current university students in learning. This paper presents a small inquiry investigating the interaction pattern of a class of undergraduate students in a social networking environment, which was implemented to support learning activities in a university in Hong Kong. This study suggests that a social networking environment can well support social interactions among students and develop a rather dense social network. Several issues and recommendations are raised to apply a social networking platform effectively to support productive and meaningful learning.

Citation

Lu, J. & Churchill, D. (2010). Exploring interaction patterns of students on a social networking platform in a university class. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 330-336). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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