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dc.contributor.authorIrwin, Chrisen_US
dc.contributor.authorBall, Laurenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeveritt, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:20:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-13T23:56:06Z
dc.identifier.issn14495554en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47627
dc.description.abstractFacebook is a popular platform that may facilitate learning activities at university. In this study, students' perceptions of using 'Facebook pages' within individual university subject offerings were evaluated. Individual 'Facebook pages' were developed for four university courses and used to provide information relevant to the courses and allow opportunities for student interaction. An initial questionnaire administered in the first lecture of semester indicated that nearly all students (n=161, 93.1%) possessed an active Facebook account. Most students (n=135, 78.0%) anticipated that a Facebook page would facilitate their learning, by increased interaction with students and instructors, and notifications for course information. A second questionnaire was completed in the final lecture of semester indicating that 81.9% of students engaged with the course Facebook page at some stage. However, perceptions of the effectiveness of the page as a learning tool were variable, with only 51% of students stating that it was effective. Despite this, the majority of students (n=110, 76.4%) recommended using Facebook in future courses. This preliminary evaluation of Facebook as a learning aid suggests that it has the potential to promote collaborative and cooperative learning, but further research is required, specifically to understand if and how it can enhance learning outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherASCILITEen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet28/irwin.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1221en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1232en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Educational Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111199en_US
dc.titleStudents' perceptions of using Facebook as an interactive learning resource at universityen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Healthen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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