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“Unauthorized” Use of Social Software to Support Formal Higher Education
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, Asian Inst. of Tech and Univ. of Helsinki, Thailand

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Traditionally structured formal education does not support excursions to external resources available through the Internet. However, students in a formal learning context could benefit from the resources, even if the course structures or organization do not directly encourage the use of these resources. Social networking tools and other social software are useful in harvesting the resources available. The paper presents a small study of students' social software use to support their studies. Even though the results are only tentative, it is evident that many students already benefit from social software, regardless of the course structures or teacher preferences.

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Kurhila, J. (2006). “Unauthorized” Use of Social Software to Support Formal Higher Education. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2602-2607). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 20, 2020 from .

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