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Exploring the Potential Perceptions of Social Networking Systems in University Courses
MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2009)
  • John D. Ophus, University of Northern Iowa
  • Jason T. Abbitt, Miami University
Abstract
This project sought to determine the feasibility of using a social networking site, specifically Facebook® , as a study aide for a biology content course for elementary education majors at a comprehensive Midwestern university. One hundred and ten students were surveyed as to their current social network usage and their possible use of such sites in an educational setting. While initial survey results proved favorable, there were considerable comments regarding aspects of privacy, and possible distractions using such social networking sites for “school work”. 
Keywords
  • Facebook®,
  • Higher Education,
  • Technology Integration
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Citation Information
John D. Ophus and Jason T. Abbitt. "Exploring the Potential Perceptions of Social Networking Systems in University Courses" MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_ophus/2/