FACTORS EDUCATORS SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN INTEGRATING FACEBOOK IN EDUCATION

ADELINA, ASMAWI and MAH LAY, SUAT, and ZAHRA, NAIMIE (2014) FACTORS EDUCATORS SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN INTEGRATING FACEBOOK IN EDUCATION. In: Second International Conference on Advances In Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour - SMHB 2014, : 25 - 26 October, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Abstract

With Facebook having over 1.31 billion active users worldwide, it is only logical that educators would consider integrating Facebook into education. This review article evaluates the factors educators should consider when planning to integrate Facebook in education. The factors evaluated in this article include the benefits and risks of using Facebook; the perception of teachers and students using Facebook as well as the psychological and social implications of Facebook on student engagement in learning. In all the research studies reviewed, results show that Facebook use in education was well received by students who were willing participants and that Facebook had enhanced their interest, motivation, learning attitude and engagement in learning. Facebook also has potential as a learning management system (LMS) as it has the required pedagogical, social and technological affordances for learning management. Even though the response toward using Facebook is positive in all the studies conducted, the instructor’s role to coordinate, facilitate and intervene in Facebook usage is crucial. In essence, educators must weigh the benefits and risks before integrating Facebook into their teaching and learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook in education, benefits and risks, perception, implications, learning management system (LMS)
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 12:21
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:21
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2966

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