Using social media to enhance knowledge sharing in authentic contexts : a case of undergraduate computer science students at Bindura University

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ng'ambi, Dick en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mukabeta, Tarirayi en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-21T11:05:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-21T11:05:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mukabeta, T. 2016. Using social media to enhance knowledge sharing in authentic contexts : a case of undergraduate computer science students at Bindura University. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20564
dc.description.abstract Social Media(SM) is one of the major ways that the 21st Century students communicate and interact with one another. This has been evidenced by wide academic research on SM usage in modern education settings. Facebook is one of the most popular SM sites visited by students on a daily basis. In this minor-dissertation, a study of Bindura University Computer Science students' educational uses of Facebook during Industrial Attachment is explored. Qualitative results of students' interaction on Facebook (FB) to explore authentic learning during industrial attachment are discussed. In this study, conversation analysis of Facebook posts was performed against nine elements of authentic learning by Herrington Reeves and Oliver (2010). This was done to investigate the extent to which FB supported authentic learning during Industrial Attachment programme. Students were exposed to an environment where ideas could be explored at length in the context of real situations. Experiences shared and analysed showed that tasks assigned were complex and broad enough for students to actually make decisions about how they are supposed to complete them. This qualified authentic learning during industrial attachment. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education en_ZA
dc.title Using social media to enhance knowledge sharing in authentic contexts : a case of undergraduate computer science students at Bindura University en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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