Title: A pilot study on students' learning experience on the e-learning using social networking

Authors: Kenneth Wong; Reggie Kwan; Fu Lee Wang; Louise Luk

Addresses: Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 18 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong ' Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 18 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong ' Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 18 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong ' Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 18 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Abstract: Social networking (SN) provides people with multiple ways to connect, share experiences and insights, and engage with one another. It can also be an ideal platform for online learning community with great potential to facilitate students' learning. Thus, more and more higher education institutes are integrating e-learning into their standard pedagogy. In this paper, we will present findings from a small scale study exploring the post-secondary students' experiences on social networking usage and their perception on using it for e-learning. The preliminary findings indicate that students prefer to utilise social networking for performing many tasks including learning activities.

Keywords: social networking; Facebook; innovation; electronic learning; e-learning; online learning communities; collaborative learning; communities of practice; COP; peer learning; course management systems; web based comunities; virtual communities; higher education; student experiences; learning experience.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2015.071501

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2015 Vol.18 No.3, pp.299 - 312

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 24 Aug 2015 *

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