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ERIC Number: EJ1168762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Facebook as a Learning-Management System in Developmental Writing
Ingalls, Amy L.
Journal of Developmental Education, v40 n2 p26-28 Win 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess whether Facebook (FB), as an LMS (Learning Management System) may be used in a developmental writing course, may build a community of learners in ENG*K012, and may enhance the presence of a supportive shared community to build confidence in students' writing and/or sharing their writing. An additional purpose was to determine the level of community in FB as an LMS model in one ENG*K012: Foundations of Writing course while teaching a second ENG*K012 course in a traditional manner (e.g., absence of technology). Evaluating the level of improvement in student's writing as a result of building self-efficacy and confidence during the period of the Fall 2011 semester was essential. Finally, the study examined the potential impact on teachers' use of technology (e.g., Blackboard Vista, Web 2.0 tools) in their courses.
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
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