Following the Facebook trail to completions


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Author: King, Paul


Learning communities established within social media contexts such as Facebook help to connect users and build relationships. The support and collaboration supplied by these learning communities assists in building a sense of belonging and a feeling of being part of the community. Facebook learning groups promote collaborative learning and give power to the student to generate their own content and build their learning; thus, the students become creators of knowledge rather than consumers of knowledge. This type of informal unstructured learning can challenge educators who need to look...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Technology; Participation; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Students; Outcomes

Keywords: Literature review; Case study; Social media; Completion; Learning experience; Learning community; Student retention; Distance education; Online learning

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 23 p.

On cover: NCVER Building Researcher Capacity Community of Practice Scholarship Program 2013 participant

Resource type: Occasional paper

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department's logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 123.03

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