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ERIC Number: EJ1063242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
The Use of Facebook in an Introductory MIS Course: Social Constructivist Learning Environment
Ractham, Peter; Kaewkitipong, Laddawan; Firpo, Daniel
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v10 n2 p165-188 Apr 2012
The major objective of this article is to evaluate via a Design Science Research Methodology (DSRM) the implementation of a Social Constructivist learning framework for an introductory Management Information System (MIS) course. Facebook was used as a learning artifact to build and foster a learning environment, and a series of features and activities using this artifact were conducted to utilize the social interactions amongst the system's users to foster constructivist learning. Various pedagogic strategies were used to integrate activities occurring both inside and outside of the classroom setting to achieve social learning. All features utilized were evaluated based upon activities and interactions amongst all users. The research findings show great potential for the implemented features, as well as the activities conducted to take advantage of these features, and suggest possible innovative features for use in similar future studies based on feedback from this study's sample group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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