Moodle vs. Facebook: Does using Facebook for Discussions in an Online Course Enhance Perceived Social Presence and Student Interaction?

DeSchryver, Michael and Mishra, Punya and Koehleer, Matthew and Francis, Andrea (2009) Moodle vs. Facebook: Does using Facebook for Discussions in an Online Course Enhance Perceived Social Presence and Student Interaction? In: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, March 2, 2009, Charleston, SC, USA.

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the effect of using the social network site Facebook for discussions in an online course. Data were collected from concurrent offerings of an introductory educational psychology course, one using Facebook discussion boards and the other Moodle forums. We measured student perceptions of social presence and the frequency and length of their discussion interactions. Evaluation of this data indicated that there were no differences in our measures. We discuss why the potential benefits of Facebook for online teaching may not have emerged in this study and provide suggestions for further research in this area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: discussion board, discussion boards, face1, Facebook, Moodle, student interaction
Subjects: Educational technology > Interoperability with Moodle
Education (General) > Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 23:46
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 23:46
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/104

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