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International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments (IJSMILE)

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  • Benefits and barriers in using Facebook for education: the role of private experiences   Order a copy of this article
    by MICHAEL TSCHOLL, Maximilian Sailer, Jan-Willem Strijbos 
    Abstract: Facebook holds considerable promise in an academic context, and to support its use in Higher Education, it is important to understand more about students motivations and expectations. We present a large-scale (N = 870) study on the impact of private experiences and behaviours (importance, satisfaction, use frequency) on students anticipation of Facebooks benefits for learning. We also study whether privacy concerns affect students acceptance of Facebook in education. Using serial mediation analysis, we found that students who use Facebook intensely, and value it highly for their private lives also anticipate more educational benefits. We further found that privacy concerns have increased and affect educational Facebook use, including indirectly, because students who feel secure express more satisfaction with Facebook. Our findings support the conclusion that universities should encourage Facebook use but use practices allaying student concerns need to be developed.
    Keywords: Facebook; higher education; privacy; social media; large survey.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2023.10055973