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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/13534
Title: Facebook's Potential for Collaborative e-Learning
Autor: Llorens Cerdà, Francesc
Capdeferro Planas, Neus
Keywords: Facebook
social networks
collaborative learning
communities of practice
Web 2.0
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2011
Editorial: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Type: Artículo
Citación: Llorens Cerdà, Francesc; Capdeferro Planas, Neus (2011). "Facebook's Potential for Collaborative e-Learning". RUSC. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento, 2011, Vol. 8, num 2
Abstract: Today, Facebook (www.facebook.com) is probably the most palpable example of environments known as 'social networks' or 'Web 2.0'. Social networking sites are platforms that facilitate information sharing, interaction and collaboration among their users. However, Facebook's success is not solely dependent on its capacity to connect people, although this was its initial orientation. The platform's power for sharing resources and linking content on the Internet to user profiles, as well as its evolution towards lifestreaming and microblogging, enable it provide support for complex, continuous interaction experiences and, consequently, to structure collaborative-learning processes. The platform's communication tools, combined with the option to enhance its potential by installing third-party modules and applications, allow members of a community or work team to carry out very diverse activities. On the basis of theoretical underpinnings represented by the socio-constructivist perspective on communities of practice, the Web2Learn work group analysed and assessed the features that enable Facebook to be used as a platform for carrying out collaborative online activities from two angles: technological and educational.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: eng
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/13534
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