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ERIC Number: EJ1001705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Facebook Groups as LMS: A Case Study
Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Kurtz, Gila; Pieterse, Efrat
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v13 n4 p33-48 Oct 2012
This paper describes a pilot study in using Facebook as an alternative to a learning management system (LMS). The paper reviews the current research on the use of Facebook in academia and analyzes the differences between a Facebook group and a regular LMS. The paper reports on a precedent-setting attempt to use a Facebook group as a course website, serving as a platform for delivering content and maintaining interactions among the students and between the students and the lecturer. The paper presents findings from the students' self-assessments and reflections on their experience. The students expressed satisfaction with learning in Facebook and willingness to continue using these groups in future courses. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel