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Facebook - friend or foe?

Ferriday, Rebecca 2014. Facebook - friend or foe? [Project Report]. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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The continuing growth of ‘the cyberspace era’ has brought with it a permanent change in the way that students interact and socialise (Wolfe, 2011). A major part of this change is the advent of social networking sites on the Internet, which have evolved to become virtual communities where people communicate, share information and, importantly, build and maintain ongoing relationships. Online social networking communities such as Facebook have become part of the daily life of many teenagers, with a potentially far-reaching impact on the way that they study and learn (Wolfe, 2011). In this paper, I shall be stating the case that social networking - and in this instance, Facebook - should not only be allowed in the classroom, but teachers should embrace how the social networking site can be used successfully as a part of the teaching and learning experience. I will, through research and evidence provided by my own practice, argue that not only does Facebook provide a useful setting for communication between learners and teachers, but both instils and hones a number of 21st century skills, as well as providing a powerful marketing tool for education establishments as a whole.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Submission
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Lifelong Learning
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:48

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