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More than a social network: Facebook as a catalyst for an online educational community of practice

More than a social network: Facebook as a catalyst for an online educational community of practice This article describes the use of Facebook as an educational community of practice by online doctoral students to achieve their common goals. The analysis of participants’ interactions in the social network revealed that participants shared knowledge, resources, advice, and insights. They collaborated and communicated with each other to provide feedback, supported each other, and essentially, learned in and as a community. The results are discussed within a social constructivist learning perspective of the building of community among adult practitioners in a higher education setting. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments Inderscience Publishers

More than a social network: Facebook as a catalyst for an online educational community of practice

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
2050-3954
eISSN
2050-3962
DOI
10.1504/IJSMILE.2013.057467
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Abstract

This article describes the use of Facebook as an educational community of practice by online doctoral students to achieve their common goals. The analysis of participants’ interactions in the social network revealed that participants shared knowledge, resources, advice, and insights. They collaborated and communicated with each other to provide feedback, supported each other, and essentially, learned in and as a community. The results are discussed within a social constructivist learning perspective of the building of community among adult practitioners in a higher education setting.

Journal

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning EnvironmentsInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2013

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