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ERIC Number: EJ1287128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2472-5749
Motivating Students to Learn AI through Social Networking Sites: A Case Study in Hong Kong
Ng, Davy Tsz Kit; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah
Online Learning, v25 n1 p195-208 Mar 2021
In Hong Kong, after-school activities have long been used to foster friendships and to allow students to pursue their interests in an informal setting. This case study reports on a three-phase action research process in which information technology teachers delivered after-school activities focused on artificial intelligence during the COVID-19 transition to remote learning. Using semi-structured interviews, a motivational questionnaire, and lesson observations, this study describes how extracurricular activities were delivered online using social networking sites and how students perceived the new experience. Our results suggest that, in order to deploy meaningful activities via social media, teachers need to build collaborative environments that facilitate social engagement among students. These findings have implications for new practices in social media and other blended technologies, and can help students strike a healthy balance between their academic and non-academic life during this challenging period.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire