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Pages: 3832-3840
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

FACEBOOK AS AN INFORMAL LEARNING PLATFORM

T. Pupovci, E. Mustafa, V. Kastrati, B. Nallbani, T. Hatziapostolou

The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College (GREECE)
Facebook has gained widespread popularity during the recent years. According to a number of studies, it has become a significant part of student lives. It is estimated that from 70% to 90% of students posses a Facebook account. Even though designed for social interactions, educators have been keen to examine whether Facebook facilitates other activities, such as learning activities. Specifically informal learning on Facebook has been something that attracted a lot of research. Results of studies conducted on this field have been mixed, with the majority of them being opposed to any type of learning happening on Facebook. This study examines informal learning on Facebook, by overcoming shortcomings of previous studies, such as high reliance on students’ opinions about Facebook’s usefulness for learning, viewing informal learning merely related to discussions about academic experience, and lack of focus on activities, such as sharing and consuming educational content, something that may be highly beneficial for students, as far as informal learning is concerned.
@InProceedings{PUPOVCI2014FAC,
author = {Pupovci, T. and Mustafa, E. and Kastrati, V. and Nallbani, B. and Hatziapostolou, T.},
title = {FACEBOOK AS AN INFORMAL LEARNING PLATFORM},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-0557-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {7-9 July, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {3832-3840}}
TY - CONF
AU - T. Pupovci AU - E. Mustafa AU - V. Kastrati AU - B. Nallbani AU - T. Hatziapostolou
TI - FACEBOOK AS AN INFORMAL LEARNING PLATFORM
SN - 978-84-617-0557-3/2340-1117
PY - 2014
Y1 - 7-9 July, 2014
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN14 Proceedings
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T. Pupovci, E. Mustafa, V. Kastrati, B. Nallbani, T. Hatziapostolou (2014) FACEBOOK AS AN INFORMAL LEARNING PLATFORM, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 3832-3840.
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