Faceworking: exploring students' education-related use of Facebook


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Author: Selwyn, Neil


Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace have been subject to much recent debate within the educational community. Whilst growing numbers of educators celebrate the potential of social networking to (re)engage learners with their studies, others fear that such applications compromise and disrupt young people's engagement with 'traditional' education provision. With these ongoing debates in mind, the current paper presents an in-depth qualitative analysis of the Facebook 'wall' activity of 909 undergraduate students in a UK university. Analysis of these data shows how much of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Research; Technology; Equity; Teaching and learning; Participation

Keywords: University; Survey; Internet; Access to education and training; Learning process; Online learning; Social participation; Education and training opportunity; Social media

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2009

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Journal volume: 34

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2009

Pages: pp.157-174

ISSN: 1743-9884, 1743-9892 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Neil Selwyn

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 99.295

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