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Pages: 1980-1988
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

INVESTIGATING THE USE OF FACEBOOK BY DEAF LEARNERS

K. Goodoory

Mauritius Institute of Education (MAURITIUS)
This paper describes the use experiences of deaf learners attending a special school in using Facebook. Social networking sites have been used students for various purposes. Some studies report their use as an informal learning environment. These sites provide a platform to deaf learners to stay in touch and discuss with peers who are hearing and those with hearing impairment. The study was conducted to investigate the technological tools that are used by deaf learners and to explore their use of Facebook.

Data for this study was obtained through a questionnaire, interview of 12 deaf learners and 2 teachers and content analysis of their Facebook pages. The analysis was done using an online qualitative data analysis tool (http://www.dedoose.com) and a network analysis software.

The results show that mobile phones ans laptop where the main technological tools used by deaf learners. The results also show that while Facebook was used a a means to be in touch and communicate with friends, and at the same time as a platform interacting about their learning. This study illustrates the potential of Facebook as an educational tool.
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title = {INVESTIGATING THE USE OF FACEBOOK BY DEAF LEARNERS},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
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K. Goodoory (2015) INVESTIGATING THE USE OF FACEBOOK BY DEAF LEARNERS, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 1980-1988.
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