Journal article

An empirical study of lecturers' appropriation of social technologies for higher education

Suraya Hamid, Jenny Waycott, Sherah Kurnia, Shanton Chang

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology | AUSTRALASIAN SOC COMPUTERS LEARNING TERTIARY EDUCATION-ASCILITE | Published : 2014


The use of Online Social Networking (OSN) educational activities has become commonplace in today's higher education. OSN enables lecturers and students to generate and share content, interact, and collaborate in the knowledge construction process. The pedagogical benefits of social technologies have been widely discussed. However, less is known about the processes that lecturers follow when integrating social technologies into their teaching activities. With the aim of developing a practical guiding framework, this paper examines the processes that lecturers have followed when appropriating social technologies for learning purposes. Based on interviews with fourteen Australian lecturers and ..

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