Share Paper: Facebook as an Online Learning Environment: Perceptions of Undergraduate Students

  1. Firat Sarsar, Georgia State University, United States
  2. Steve Harmon, Georgia State University, United States
Tuesday, March 8 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Evergreen

Abstract: Facebook is the most popular social network service provider among university students. It can be assumed that the use of social networking can facilitate the application of e-learning in higher education. This study conducted a survey of 89 undergraduate students to examine their attitudes toward facebook as a potential learning environment. The gathered data were qualitatively analyzed. Students reported that they would like to be a part of online learning environments, but that they don`t rely on social networks for providing quality education. They feel that online learning environments should be safe and protected. Therefore, it seems important to know ...