Using Facebook to Better Engage College Students in Learning

  • Wei-Bin Lee
  • Chun-Wen Teng
  • Nien-Lin Hsueh
  • Yung-Hui Li
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 20)

Abstract

When more and more people integrate Social Network Services (SNS) into their daily life, digital native students were more accustomed to communicate via SNS. Research shows SNS is beneficial to some academic goals, but research also shows most teachers hesitate about adopting SNS to assist teaching. Comparing to why should we integrate SNS into education, teachers are more interested in how to integrate SNS into education. In this study, two fomal college class students(N= 120) are examined the possible situation of praticing facebook assisted teaching may encounter. We found that even with the high information exchanging frequency made by facebook notification features, it’s still hard to increase students’ interaction without course interaction strategy. We also found the potential of creating issue group instead of class group to continue subject learning between students and alumni.

Keywords

Facebook Computer mediated communication Student engagment College education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-Bin Lee
    • 1
  • Chun-Wen Teng
    • 2
  • Nien-Lin Hsueh
    • 1
  • Yung-Hui Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering and Computer ScienceFeng Chia UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Public PolicyFeng Chia UniversityTaichungTaiwan

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