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ERIC Number: ED542824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
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A Survey of Student Attitudes on the Use of Social Networking to Build Learning Communities
Arndt, Timothy
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, Oct 19-21, 2012)
Post-secondary students are increasingly receiving instruction by distance learning. This mode of learning can result in the students learning in isolation, with bad results in learning outcomes. The same type of isolation can occur for part-time students and those who are working while taking classes. In such circumstances, we believe that it would be beneficial for instructors to facilitate the formation of small learning communities by distance learning mechanisms. One mechanism that can be exploited for this purpose is social networking sites, given their popularity among the student population. We are currently developing innovative approaches to building learning communities for distance learning students using social networks. As a preliminary step in this research, we have conducted a survey of our target student population. In this reflection paper, we present the results of our survey and our reflections on the how the results will guide our future work. (Contains 1 table.) [For the complete proceedings, "Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, October 19-21, 2012)," see ED542606.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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