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Online Social Networks Impact in Secondary Education

  • Habib M. Fardoun
  • Daniyal M. Alghazzawi
  • Sebastián Romero López
  • Victor M. R. Penichet
  • Jose A. Gallud
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 152)

Abstract

This paper presents and analyzes the potential uses and motivations of online social networks in education, with special emphasis on secondary education. First, we show several previous researches supporting the use of social networking as an educational tool and discuss Edmodo, an educative online social network. The work carried out during two academic years with senior students of primary and secondary schools is also analyzed. This research has allowed us to see the reality of social network use among young people and identify the challenges of its application to education environment.

Keywords

Online Social Networks e-Learning Secondary Education Educative Web Tools Collaborative Systems 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Habib M. Fardoun
    • 1
  • Daniyal M. Alghazzawi
    • 1
  • Sebastián Romero López
    • 2
  • Victor M. R. Penichet
    • 2
  • Jose A. Gallud
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Systems DepartmentKing Abdulaziz University (KAU)JeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.ISE Research GroupUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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