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Pages: 7230-7235
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

CAN FACEBOOK ENGAGE STUDENTS IN COLLABERATIVE ON-LINE LEARNING? A PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF A COMPARATIVE STUDY FOR THE 2009/2010 ACADEMIC YEAR

M. Firth

Manchester Metropolitan University (UNITED KINGDOM)
With new Higher Education (HE) strategies on skill enhancement and employability, never has the time been more appropriate to review delivery and assessment for vocational students. This paper reviews literature to support a study to be conducted during 2009/2010 academic year. The aims of this study are three fold;

1. To assess students engagement of theory through Facebook,
2. To determine student motivation in use of web 2.0 technologies,
3. To assess the impact of using Facebook for the first year learner.

Through assessment of these objectives, suggestions will be made to enhance delivery and assessment for vocational students in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degrees.

The paper will demonstrate and review literature on computer-supported collaborative learning with the use of epistempic scripts for 2009/2010. There will be a review of the first round of questionnaires, submitted in September 2009, which will highlight the current usage and reasons for Facebook communication amongst 260 first and second year students.

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title = {CAN FACEBOOK ENGAGE STUDENTS IN COLLABERATIVE ON-LINE LEARNING? A PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF A COMPARATIVE STUDY FOR THE 2009/2010 ACADEMIC YEAR},
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M. Firth (2009) CAN FACEBOOK ENGAGE STUDENTS IN COLLABERATIVE ON-LINE LEARNING? A PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF A COMPARATIVE STUDY FOR THE 2009/2010 ACADEMIC YEAR, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 7230-7235.
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