Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape

 

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dc.contributor.author Bosch, Tanja E
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-19T09:14:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-19T09:14:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02500160903250648
dc.identifier.citation Bosch, T. E. (2009). Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape Town. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 35(2), 185-200.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24586
dc.description.abstract Web-based learning has made learning content much more freely and instantaneously available to students who can download course notes and readings with a single mouse click. Facebook is one of many Web 2.0 tools – wikis, delicious, YouTube, podcasts – that are listed as having potential applications for teaching and learning. Moreover, it has been argued that the current generation of youth, often described as Net Geners or Digital Natives, may be resistant to traditional methods of teaching and learning. This article explores student use of Facebook at the University of Cape Town, as well as lecturer engagement with students via the new social media. Drawing on a virtual ethnography and qualitative interviews, this article shows that while there are potential positive benefits to using Facebook in teaching and learning, particularly for the development of educational micro-communities, certain challenges, including ICT literacy and uneven access, remain pertinent.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.source Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02500160903250648
dc.subject.other Facebook
dc.subject.other online learning
dc.subject.other social networking
dc.subject.other virtual ethnography
dc.title Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-11T09:03:48Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Film and Media Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bosch, T. E. (2009). Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape. <i>Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24586 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bosch, Tanja E "Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape." <i>Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24586 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bosch TE. Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24586. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Bosch, Tanja E AB - Web-based learning has made learning content much more freely and instantaneously available to students who can download course notes and readings with a single mouse click. Facebook is one of many Web 2.0 tools – wikis, delicious, YouTube, podcasts – that are listed as having potential applications for teaching and learning. Moreover, it has been argued that the current generation of youth, often described as Net Geners or Digital Natives, may be resistant to traditional methods of teaching and learning. This article explores student use of Facebook at the University of Cape Town, as well as lecturer engagement with students via the new social media. Drawing on a virtual ethnography and qualitative interviews, this article shows that while there are potential positive benefits to using Facebook in teaching and learning, particularly for the development of educational micro-communities, certain challenges, including ICT literacy and uneven access, remain pertinent. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape TI - Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24586 ER - en_ZA


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