A Narrative Research Approach: The Experiences of Social Media Support in Higher Education

  • Alev Elçi
  • Begüm Çubukçuoğlu Devran
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8523)


Narrative research is started to be used in educational context recently. This article focuses on a discussion of the reasons for choosing narrative research approach in discovering the experiences of social media usage in higher education. Moreover, the preliminary information of ongoing study is provided. The authors use this method to convey their experiences about using social media for supporting their teaching and learning outside the classroom. The increasing trend in social media usage among new generations is being used as an advantage to interact and communicate with students in ‘their way’.


narrative narrative research social media collaboration learning storytelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alev Elçi
    • 1
  • Begüm Çubukçuoğlu Devran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management Information SystemsAksaray UniversityAksarayTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Elementary EducationEastern Mediterranean UniversityFamagustaCyprus

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