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Childers, Adam F. – PRIMUS, 2017
Facebook provides businesses and organizations with copious data that describe how users are interacting with their page. This data affords an excellent opportunity to turn introductory statistics students into consultants to analyze the Facebook data using descriptive and inferential statistics. This paper details a semester-long project that…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Statistics
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2017
There is a strong need to investigate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of Facebook as a language-learning environment, as their perceptions that directly influence their language development and achievement have not been examined within the EFL learning context. Thus, this study aims to investigate EFL learners'…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Annamalai, Nagaletchimee; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
According to our experience, facilitating online reflective writing via Facebook motivates students to improve their writing skills and reflective thinking. Six students and a teacher from an urban school in the northern region of Malaysia were involved in this study. The qualitative data in the form of online archives were categorized as…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing Skills, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media
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Ucar, Hasan; Goksel, Nil – Asian Journal of Distance Education, 2020
This study offers an explanatory case study research that reflects on how the motivational design based supplementary activities are used in a social network site, namely Facebook, affect online EFL learners' process of learning. The participants consisted of 105 online EFL learners who contributed to the study on a voluntary basis. The data was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Online Courses, Student Motivation, Social Media
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Song, Yang – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
This article presents a case study of student-initiated use of Facebook Groups in doing a team project for an online journalism course. Drawing upon the concept of affinity space and a theoretical taxonomy of asynchronous online discussion, the present study triangulates classroom observation, semi-structured student interviews, and microanalysis…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Online Courses, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media
Faryadi, Qais – Online Submission, 2017
The prime objective of this research was to investigate whether Facebook helped undergraduate students of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) improve their English language proficiency, critical thinking, comprehension skills, and motivation. A triangulation method (quantitative, qualitative, and descriptive) was employed in the investigation.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Pretests Posttests
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Khalitova, Liliia; Gimaletdinova, Gulnara; Sadykova, Gulnara; Kayumova, Albina – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This report is based on an action research study conducted in an English language course with a group of low-residency students of a teacher education master's program: "Multilingual Technologies of Early Childhood Education," at Kazan Federal University. A Social Networking Site (SNS), Facebook, was used as a platform for practising and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Programs
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Bernabé-Martín, Javier; Fernandez-Rio, Javier – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2020
Social networks are explored as educational tools, but results remain contradictory. The goal was to assess families' response to a Facebook group created to support class work and expand it to homes. Forty parents (27 mothers, 13 fathers) participated. A pre-experimental one-group post-test-only research design was followed. The group's activity…
Descriptors: Social Media, Parent Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lloro, Teresa; Hunold, Christian – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Community and city Facebook pages have proliferated in popularity in the last several years, offering a forum for residents to openly and publicly negotiate relations with urban wildlife, including coyotes. Contemporary shifts in North American coyote geographies (and the concomitant rise in community social media sites) thus open up interesting…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Social Networks, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication
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Chen, I-Chun Julie – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2020
Literature circles [LC] are student-centered discussion groups that use various roles to make reading meaningful, comprehensible and enjoyable. The current research investigated the questioning effects and students' perceptions of integrating EFL [English-as-a-foreign-language] literature circles through student-led Facebook Groups. Findings…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Warner, Chantelle; Chen, Hsin-I – Language Learning & Technology, 2017
The easy accessibility, ubiquity, and plurilingualism of popular SNSs such as Facebook have inspired many scholars and practitioners of second language teaching and learning to integrate networked forms of communication into educational contexts such as language classrooms and study abroad programs (e.g., Blattner & Fiori, 2011; Lamy &…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Celik, Ismail; Yurt, Eyup; Sahin, Ismail – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
There are numerous types and variations of social networking web sites, such as MySpace, FB, Hi5, and Cyworld. Of these networks, the most commonly used is FB. Because of the widespread use of FB by youth, its effects on student achievement has recently become one of the most important issues that are curious for families. Therefore, it has become…
Descriptors: Models, Social Networks, Web Sites, Mass Media Use
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Ingalls, Amy L. – Journal of Developmental Education, 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…
Descriptors: Social Media, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Peeters, Ward; Pretorius, Marilize – ReCALL, 2020
Creating collaborative working and learning experiences has long been at the forefront of computer-assisted language learning research. It is in this context that, in recent years, the integration of social networking sites and Web 2.0 in learning settings has surged, generating new opportunities to establish and explore virtual communities of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Communities of Practice, Network Analysis
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Marzo, Asier; Ardaiz, Oscar; Sanz de Acedo, María Teresa; Sanz de Acedo, María Luisa – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
Motivation is fundamental for students to achieve successful and complete learning. Motivation can be extrinsic, i.e., driven by external rewards, or intrinsic, i.e., driven by internal factors. Intrinsic motivation is the most effective and must be inspired by the task at hand. Here, a novel strategy is presented to increase intrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Databases, Social Media, Educational Technology
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