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ThinkMind // ACHI 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2012_11_40_20164


Using Social Media for Collaborative Learning in Higher Education: A Case Study

Authors:
Na Li
Sandy El Helou
Denis Gillet

Keywords: social media, collaborative learning, knowledge management, E-Learning 2.0

Abstract:
This paper investigates the acceptability of using social media for collaborative learning in the context of higher education. A social media platform, Graasp, is used to support students’ learning activities in a project-based course. An evaluation of Graasp regarding its usefulness as a collaboration platform, a knowledge management site, and a gadget container, was conducted with the course participants. Quantitative and qualitative assessment methods used in the evaluation, as well as the main findings are presented.

Pages: 285 to 290

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012

Publication date: January 30, 2012

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4138

ISBN: 978-1-61208-177-9

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012

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