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ERIC Number: EJ994612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Social Media and Health Education: What the Early Literature Says
Gorham, Robyn; Carter, Lorraine; Nowrouzi, Behdin; McLean, Natalie; Guimond, Melissa
Journal of Distance Education, v26 n2 2012
Social media allows for a wealth of social interactions. More recently, there is a growing use of social media for the purposes of health education. Using an adaptation of the Networked student model by Drexler (2010) as a conceptual model, this article conducts a literature review focusing on the use of social media for health education purposes. The review found evidence of the phenomenon, allowing for a discussion surrounding the implications of social media with a health education perspective. Major benefits and risks of social media from a health education perspective are also discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada