The Experience of using Facebook as an Educational Tool

Prescott, Julie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8612-2495, Stodart, Matthew and Wilson, Sarah E orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-2875-0036 The Experience of using Facebook as an Educational Tool. The Higher Education Academy . pp. 1-5.

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Social Networking Sites (SNS) such as Facebook are widely used by student populations and are increasingly used by the population generally. Researchers have considered the benefits of using SNS for educational purposes. This qualitative study involved interviews with seven academic members of staff at one UK university who currently use
Facebook in their teaching. The study provides a unique insight into the views of teaching staff who use Facebook in their classroom, gaining an understanding of their experience and views of using SNS as part of their teaching.

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