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Title: Using social network sites in Higher Education: An experience in business studies
Authors: Arquero, José Luis
Romero-Frías, Esteban
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: In the past 5 years the impact of Web 2.0 in new generations has been remarkably significant (Pew Research Center, 2010). This paper reports on an experience in the use of Social Network Sites (SNS) to support student involvement with the subject and to develop basic skills. According to students’ opinion, the experience was deemed as positive. They considered that the experience contributed to a higher engagement with the subject and a deeper collaboration with other students and teaching staff. As a result, the majority of students would prefer the use of SNS as a first option if they had to enrol again in the subject. Regarding the relationships between academic performance and use of the SNS, two different student profiles were identified based on usage patterns of the platform. Students with a more intensive use of the site showed a significantly better performance than students with a low usage profile.
Sponsorship: This work was partially supported by the Junta de Andalucía – FEDER (Proyectos de Excelencia: SEJ-02670)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Online; Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)
Keywords: Collaborative learning
Web 2.0
Computer-mediated communication
Learning 2.0
Learning communities
Social network sites
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/48901
ISSN: 1470-3297
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Arquero, J. L.; Romero-Frías, E. Using social network sites in Higher Education: An experience in business studies. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 50(3): 238-249 (2013). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/48901]
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