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Larson, Eric C.; Vieregger, Carl – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
This teaching case highlights the complex and unique strategic issues facing social media platform companies, using Facebook as the primary, motivating example. The case centers on the breach of trust that occurred when Cambridge Analytica acquired user data from 87 million Facebook accounts and then attempted to sway the 2016 U.S. Presidential…
Descriptors: Social Media, Strategic Planning, Trust (Psychology), Users (Information)
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Lou, Lai Lei; Yan, Zheng; Nickerson, Amanda; McMorris, Robert – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
College students are using social network sites such as Facebook to communicate with their families and friends. However, empirical evidence is needed to examine whether there exists a reciprocal relationship between students' use of social network sites and their psychological well-being. The present study focused on two reciprocally-related…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, College Freshmen, Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement
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Izmirli, Serkan – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
In this research, the potential of Facebook groups used in an online course in order to establish social presence was examined. Qualitative research methodology was used in this study. The participants of the study were 12 senior undergraduate students taking the School Experience course online over a period of 12 weeks. A Facebook group where…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Humor
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Sherrell, Renee S.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Journal of College Counseling, 2016
The use of social media is a societal trend influencing the way that individuals communicate with and relate to one another. Moreover, Facebook use may facilitate or hinder individuals' relationship growth and development. The purpose of this article is to (a) review research examining Facebook usage and interpersonal relationships, (b) present…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Media, Social Networks
Yorganci, Serpil – Online Submission, 2016
The study investigated vocational school students' purposes of Facebook usage and examined how some demographic profile, including gender frequency of Facebook usage and network size on Facebook have played a role in their purposes of Facebook usage. For the purpose, the researcher used a questionnaire that was completed by a sample of students at…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Student Characteristics
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Forgasz, Helen; Leder, Gilah; Tan, Hazel – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2011
Using an innovative recruitment tool, the social network site Facebook, survey data were gathered from samples of the Australian general public and from around the world. Views on the gendering of mathematics, science, and ICT were gathered. In this paper we report the findings from six of the 15 questions on the survey, and only from respondents…
Descriptors: Social Media, Gender Issues, Sex Stereotypes, Information Technology
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Al-Dheleai, Yahya M.; Tasir, Zaidatun – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Facebook has now become the most popular social networking tool among university-aged youth. Its popularity has transformed it into an acceptable platform for educational purposes. The use of Facebook is currently more suited to facilitate online interaction among learning participants. The purpose of this study is to investigate students'…
Descriptors: Social Media, Statistical Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
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Shafie, Latisha Asmaak; Yaacob, Aizan; Singh, Paramjit Kaur A/P Karpal – International Education Studies, 2016
As social network sites have become popular with university students, it is easier to understand how students employ social network sites seamlessly in their academic and personal lives. L2 learners often employ Facebook to improve their English language proficiency by communicating with their native and non-native English speakers. Facebook is…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Albayrak, Duygu; Yildirim, Zahide – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
This study investigates students' involvement in Facebook® as a course management system (CMS), Facebook acceptance, and the relationships between the two. The study used Facebook as a CMS in two freshman courses and employed mixed method as part of an action-research approach. Forty-two students participated in the study, and 12 of those students…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Software, Computer Mediated Communication, Open Source Technology
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2011
Facebook is a social networking phenomenon that has taken the United States by storm and gained universal popularity. Facebook has more than one-half trillion members; 1 out of every 12 people on the planet has a Facebook account. Some argue the interactive nature of social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, as well as other interactive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Privacy, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
Zhao, Yuehua – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Autism-affected users, such as autism patients, caregivers, parents, family members, and researchers, currently seek informational support and social support from communities on social media. To reveal the information needs of autism- affected users, this study centers on the research of users' interactions and information sharing within autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Social Support Groups, Social Media, Interaction
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Briggs, Timothy J. – Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2013
This video presents one academic's experiences using Facebook in service of his professional life in order to contend that Facebook can be valuable to faculty as both a site for professional conversations and a social network that enables users to create and maintain social capital.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Networks, Web Sites, Social Capital
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Closson, Leanna M.; Bond, Takara A. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous research suggests that students often use social network sites (SNS) as academic distractors, though little is known about the association between students' use of individual SNS and university adjustment. The present study examined academic outcomes associated with using Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. University…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Student Adjustment, Correlation
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Sentürk, Sener; Bayat, Seher – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The purpose of this research is to examine the internet usage habits of secondary school students and their awareness of cyberbullying in terms of different variables. Of the probabilistic sampling methods, research sampling identified by stratified sampling method has been formed by 559 students from two branches (56 branches in total) selected…
Descriptors: Bullying, Secondary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
Hart, Michael J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
An online survey conducted at a mid-Atlantic university and two high schools located in close geographical proximity sought to determine the motives for using the social network site Facebook.com. A redesigned instrument based upon the Interpersonal Communication Motives (ICM) scale used in past uses and gratifications research measured…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Interpersonal Communication, Social Networks
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