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Pages: 2103-2107
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

STUDENTS' VIEWS ON USING WEB2.0 (SOCIAL WEB) TO INTERACT WITH THEIR LECTURERS

S. Alshahrani, R. Ward

Universtiy of Huddersfield (UNITED KINGDOM)
Web sites and web technologies have impacted on many aspects of everyday life. Most higher education systems have now been changed due to the influence of the internet and web applications. This research aims to investigate student's views of using Web2.0 to interact with lecturers. Web 2.0 is current the main stream of the Social Web. Social Web is defined as an open global distributed data sharing network which links people, organizations and concepts. A Simi-structured questionnaire was distributed to more than 30 universities/institutes in higher education to gather data about their opinion about using web technology in their education. Data collected from Saudi Arabia and the participants were students who are older than 18 years and use websites for study purposes. In total, 1361 participations have been accepted as valid. 969 were males and 377 were females and 15 did not mention their gender. The results of this paper have presented students’ views in three categories: opinions, reasons and potential obstacles that might face applying social network in higher education.
keywords: web 2.0, social web.
@InProceedings{ALSHAHRANI2013STU,
author = {Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R.},
title = {STUDENTS' VIEWS ON USING WEB2.0 (SOCIAL WEB) TO INTERACT WITH THEIR LECTURERS},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
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S. Alshahrani, R. Ward (2013) STUDENTS' VIEWS ON USING WEB2.0 (SOCIAL WEB) TO INTERACT WITH THEIR LECTURERS, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 2103-2107.
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