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ERIC Number: EJ1030096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
The Instructional Network: Using Facebook to Enhance Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction
Gregory, Peter; Gregory, Karen; Eddy, Erik
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v33 n1 p5-26 Jan 2014
Facebook is a website with over one billion users worldwide that is synonymous with social-networking. However, in this study, Facebook is used as an "instructional network". Two sections of an undergraduate calculus course were used to study the effects of participating in a Facebook group devoted solely to instruction. One section was given the opportunity to participate in the group and the other was not. Based on test scores, homework scores, and survey results, it was found that students who actively participated in the Facebook group were more engaged in the course, more satisfied with the course, and performed at a higher level in the course than did students who did not actively engage in Facebook. Implications for using Facebook as an instructional network are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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