Share Paper: Social Networking and Education: Using Facebook as an Edusocial Space

  1. Pamela Pollara, Louisiana State University, United States
  2. Jie Zhu, Louisiana State University, United States
Thursday, March 10 5:15-5:45 PM McGavock's A

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.