Facebook Features: Enhancing Student Engagement in Self-Regulated Learning
Zaihasriah Zahidi, Nazirah Mat Sin, Jazmi Izwan Jamal, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The purpose of this paper is to study the student engagement in self-regulated learning within a Facebook environment. The features of Facebook that could foster student engagement in self-regulated learning had been identified and investigated in this study. A Facebook Group (FG) is created to connect a group of postgraduate students and a lecturer with shared-interest of knowledge and experiences. A qualitative method had been adopted in this study. Students’ postings in the FG had been collected and analysed using document analysis in the dimension of participation and were strengthen through students’ interview to identify the preferred Facebook features. The evidence from students’ participation indicated the student engagement in self-regulated learning. The results revealed that Tag and Notifications features were capable to increase student engagement. The sense of awareness of academic value in Facebook is created through such engagement.
Zahidi, Z., Mat Sin, N. & Jamal, J.I. (2011). Facebook Features: Enhancing Student Engagement in Self-Regulated Learning. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 268-277). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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