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Using Social Networking Software to Support Learning in a Postgraduate Class
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, , The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes a study that explores use of social networking software to support engagement in learning in a postgraduate course in a university in Hong Kong. The class of students and their facilitator (course teacher) used social networking software throughout a semester to access resources, post reflections and comments, and publish completed tasks and assignments. This study so far suggests that a social networking environment incorporating a number of Web 2.0 tools when appropriately used have potential to promote engagement in learning through engaging thinking and reflection, enabling social interactions among learners, and creating an interesting, motivating and supportive learning atmosphere.

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Lu, J. & Churchill, D. (2011). Using Social Networking Software to Support Learning in a Postgraduate Class. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1890-1895). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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