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Pages: 6084-6094
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IN EDUCATION: A NEW FACTOR TO IMPROVE CLASSES

J.F. Fondevila-Gascón1, M. Carreras-Alcalde2, J.L. Del Olmo-Arriaga1, L. Feliu-Roé3

1Universitat Abat Oliba CEU (SPAIN)
2CECABLE (SPAIN)
3Universitat de Girona (SPAIN)
Education, Technology and Development depends increasingly on social media. The use of digital tools, social networks and social media improves education. However, it is relatively recent but active study object. In the Research Group about Digital Journalism and Broadband, in the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, in Barcelona (Spain), we analyze, among other items, the use of social network in the classroom, taking advantage of the online activities. We analyze, in this paper, the theoretical framework of social networks. Links with education are evident. We develop a quantitative and qualitative methodology (triangulation). We choose a universe of college students used to include digital tools in the classroom (Moodle, online exercises, online exams, hypertext inclusion, streaming to document in the class). Then, we ask them for aspects of social networks (focused on Facebook and Twitter) in a quantitative way (using Likert scales) and in a qualitative perspective (in deep interviews). Statistically, we observe possible improvements in the class thanks to Facebook and Twitter. Relationship between professor and student, or even between student and student, is optimizable. We conclude the inclusion of social networks as a tool in the class time is positive.
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author = {Fondevila-Gasc{\'{o}}n, J.F. and Carreras-Alcalde, M. and Del Olmo-Arriaga, J.L. and Feliu-Ro{\'{e}}, L.},
title = {FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IN EDUCATION: A NEW FACTOR TO IMPROVE CLASSES},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {6084-6094}}
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AU - J.F. Fondevila-Gascón AU - M. Carreras-Alcalde AU - J.L. Del Olmo-Arriaga AU - L. Feliu-Roé
TI - FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IN EDUCATION: A NEW FACTOR TO IMPROVE CLASSES
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2014 Proceedings
SP - 6084
EP - 6094
ER -
J.F. Fondevila-Gascón, M. Carreras-Alcalde, J.L. Del Olmo-Arriaga, L. Feliu-Roé (2014) FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IN EDUCATION: A NEW FACTOR TO IMPROVE CLASSES, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 6084-6094.
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