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Using Social Networking Technology to Enhance Learning in Higher Education: A Case Study Using Facebook

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In this paper we explore the possibility of using Web 2.0 technology, specifically social networking technology, to support a community of practice in a graduate-level classroom setting in order to enhance learning. For our experiment, we utilized Facebook as a learning resource for an MIS course for learners to share prior knowledge and experience. We present the results of our five-month study, and found that Facebook provides an easy-to-use and familiar technology for learners to leverage social networking to share and generate tacit knowledge amongst each other within the small group environment.

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System Sciences (HICSS), 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on

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4-7 Jan. 2011