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ERIC Number: EJ1113507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Teachers and Facebook: Using Online Groups to Improve Students' Communication and Engagement in Education
Rezende da Cunha, Fernando, Jr.; van Kruistum, Claudia; van Oers, Bert
Communication Teacher, v30 n4 p228-241 2016
This paper reports on how teachers, from different cities in Brazil, used groups on Facebook and how communication between teachers and students was affected by using such groups. This study is framed under the Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) perspective, and is conceived from a methodological background that invites participants to collaborate during the research. We examined posts from the groups on Facebook from February 2013 to June 2014 by a qualitative approach, together with coding the open-ended qualitative data and comparing their distribution, and analyzed responses to a questionnaire for teachers by the end of the research. Our findings suggest the teachers used the groups for different purposes, which led to an improvement in communication between teachers and students--online and in-classroom--and in students' engagement in the classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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