The Facebook paradox in education

Tracii Ann Ryan

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While Facebook was originally developed for the purposes of facilitating social interaction with extended social networks, increasing numbers of teachers and educators are recognising its potential as a user-friendly, student-centred, collaborative online learning environment. It’s easy to see why this is the case; Facebook is a powerful tool for sharing information. However, there also exists a paradox in Facebook use; some of the more frequently promoted advantages can actually lead to problematic outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Typeon-line blog
Media of outputinternet
PublisherDER - digital education research @ monash
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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