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ERIC Number: EJ1105297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
The Use of Social Media for Blended Learning in Tertiary Education
Chan, Winslet Ting Yan; Leung, Chi Hong
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n4 p771-778 2016
The use of social media facilitates communication and collaboration among users to support the student-centered learning environment. In this study, Twitter was used to support blended learning activities in two university courses. A survey was conducted and the results showed that Twitter was easy to use and it could facilitate knowledge sharing among different learners. However, the text-based communication for a relatively simple exchange hindered the interaction among learners. Moreover, students preferred using social media such as Facebook with a higher degree of popularity.
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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: Hong Kong