Social Networking Impact on Learning

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business
Pages1107-1114
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2009

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Title8th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business
PlaceChina
CityWuhan
Period30 - 31 May 2009

Abstract

Relying on Tinto's integration theory and Astin's involvement theory, this paper develops a conceptual model to explain how college students' online social networking (i.e. using Facebook) influences their social and academic social integration, and learning outcomes. Several rounds of focus group discussions were conducted to explore college students' current online social networking experience and their attitude toward using Facebook for education. Our findings indicate that students' online social networking is straightforwardly influential to their social learning, while its influence on the academic learning might be realized through a gradual and longitudinal process.

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  • Online social network, Social integration, Academic integration, Learning outcomes, Facebook

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Social Networking Impact on Learning. / Tian, Stella Wen; Yu, Angela Yan; Vogel, Douglas; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai.

Proceedings of the 8th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business. 2009. p. 1107-1114.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review