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The impact of online social networking on learning: A social integration perspective

Tian, SW (2011) The impact of online social networking on learning: A social integration perspective International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 8 (3-4).

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Abstract

Relying on social integration theory, this paper develops a conceptual model to explain how college students’ online social networking (i.e., using Facebook) influences their social and academic social integration, and learning outcomes. Several rounds of focus group discussions were conducted to explore college students’ current online social networking experience and their attitude toward using Facebook for education. Our findings indicate that students’ online social networking is straightforwardly influential to their social learning, while its influence on the academic learning might be realised through a gradual and longitudinal process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Tian, SWUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 May 2011
Identification Number : 10.1504/IJNVO.2011.039999
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords : Online social network; Social integration; Academic integration; Learning outcomes; Facebook
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Mar 2017 15:08
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 19:04
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813382

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