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Pages: 8129-8132
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

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN STUDENTS' LEARNING

A. Zaldivar-Colado1, J. Lizarraga-Reyes1, J. Buenabad-Chavez2, C. Tripp-Barba1, J.A. Aguilar1

1Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa (MEXICO)
2Departamento de ComputaciĆ³n, CINVESTAV-IPN (MEXICO)
Nowadays, a large number of social networking websites (SNW) are used in so many different fields, whether political, social or cultural. The academic category is not exempt from this technology, which is used in multiple tasks of educational work: as a means of support in courses, such as management tool, as synchronous and asynchronous communication between teachers and students and so on. The paper analyzes the potential of SNW in higher education, specifically in learning undergraduate students in the area of computer science. After discussing several aspects about the most widespread technological tools in this scope, as Facebook and Twitter, the social network concept and its most relevant characteristics are analyzed: functionality, advantages and disadvantages and its application in learning process. SNW facilities that offer students to improve performance and its benefits over other technologies such as Virtual Learning Environments are reviewed. However, the used of SNW generates reticence by teachers and leaders of academic management and presents challenges for its integration in higher education systems, which are also analyzed and that are linked, primarily, to the pedagogical model and the evaluation of learning.
@InProceedings{ZALDIVARCOLADO2015ROL,
author = {Zaldivar-Colado, A. and Lizarraga-Reyes, J. and Buenabad-Chavez, J. and Tripp-Barba, C. and Aguilar, J.A.},
title = {THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN STUDENTS' LEARNING},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {8129-8132}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Zaldivar-Colado AU - J. Lizarraga-Reyes AU - J. Buenabad-Chavez AU - C. Tripp-Barba AU - J.A. Aguilar
TI - THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN STUDENTS' LEARNING
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
SP - 8129
EP - 8132
ER -
A. Zaldivar-Colado, J. Lizarraga-Reyes, J. Buenabad-Chavez, C. Tripp-Barba, J.A. Aguilar (2015) THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN STUDENTS' LEARNING, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 8129-8132.
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