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Identifying the use of online social networking in higher education

S Hamid, S Chang, S Kurnia

ASCILITE 2009 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education | Published : 2009


Online social networking (OSN) is a range of activities enabled by social technologies and operationalised by a group of people. More recently, web 2.0 social technologies have been widely used to facilitate OSN. OSN is currently popular mostly for non-educational purposes among young generations categorised as Digital Natives. It can be appropriated and repurposed to support teaching and learning delivery. Despite the availability of implementation cases, studies on the effectiveness of the deployment are still lacking. Therefore, based on a critical literature review, this study investigates which OSN activities are relevant in the education context and what social technologies can support..

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