SOCIAL NETWORKS APPLIED TO UNIVERSITY
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays, social networks are used anywhere at any time, above all, for relations between people, workers or companies. However, this does not happen when we talk about social networks applied at university. Students use social networks continuosly for personal purposes, but why not to use also for academic purposes? Could it be useful to introduce social networks in the academic world, more specifically, in the university world? We would like to know what would be the students´ point of view about including social networks for the daily use at the university. With the aim of answering those questions, we have done a questionary/poll for the students of the Faculty of Economic and Business Science of the University of the Basque Country. The objective of this poll is not only to analyze their opinion about this idea of including social networks at the university, but also to know how to introduce them. This work try to be the first step to apply social networks in some classrooms of the subject "Introduction to Economics I: Principles of Microeconomics" in the Faculty of Economic and Business Science.
Keywords: Social networks, academical use, university.