The use of social networking sites in eLearning

De Raffaele, Clifford, Bugeja, Luana and Smith, Serengul ORCID: (2015) The use of social networking sites in eLearning. International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic and Management Engineering, 9 (4) . pp. 1223-1228. ISSN 1307-6892 [Article]

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The adaptation of social networking sites within higher education has garnered significant interest in the recent years with numerous researches considering it as a possible shift from the traditional classroom based learning paradigm. Notwithstanding this increase in research and conducted studies however, the adaption of SNS based modules have failed to proliferate within Universities. This paper, commences its contribution by analyzing the various models and theories proposed in literature and amalgamates together various effective aspects for the inclusion of social technology within e-Learning. A three phased framework is further proposed which details the necessary considerations for the successful adaptation of SNS in enhancing the students learning experience. This proposal outlines the theoretical foundations which will be analyzed in practical implementation across international university campuses.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 15538
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Depositing User: Serengul Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 15:20
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 00:49

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