Social Networking and Education: Using Facebook as an Edusocial Space

ID: 33154 Type: Full Paper
  1. Pamela Pollara and Jie Zhu, Louisiana State University, United States

Thursday, March 10 5:15-5:45 PM Location: McGavock's A

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Abstract: The acceptance of Facebook by school-aged users is evident, but the potential to using social networking sites for educational purposes is still being debated. This paper explores the use of Facebook within a high school science-mentoring program. Results indicate that the use of Facebook positively affected the relationships between mentors and mentees. In addition, students believed that they learned more by using Facebook and would like to use Facebook for other educational purposes.


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