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dc.contributor.authorIrwin, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorBall, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Ben
dc.contributor.authorLeveritt, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:05:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:05:48Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-13T23:56:06Z
dc.identifier.issn1449-3098
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent217864 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherASCILITE
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet28/irwin.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1221
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1232
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Educational Technology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchElectrical and Electronic Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0906
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleStudents' perceptions of using Facebook as an interactive learning resource at university
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Health
gro.rights.copyright© 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.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorIrwin, Chris G.
gro.griffith.authorDesbrow, Ben
gro.griffith.authorBall, Lauren E.
gro.griffith.authorLeveritt, Michael


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