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International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.5, No.5, Oct. 2015

A Study on the Role of Facebook in E-Learning

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Author(s)

Sana Khan, Sheikh Tahir Bakhsh

Index Terms

E-Learning;Social networking;Facebook;Higher education

Abstract

This study basically investigates the current motivation to use Facebook as a supportive tool for e-learning in a higher education institute of Pakistan. Faculty interviews are conducted to collect the opinions about Facebook as learning and teaching tool. Also statistics on a subject based Facebook page and a group designed for undergraduate students are presented. It has been concluded that Facebook can play its role to facilitate e-learning as more than a social networking website. It is analysed that participation and engagement of students on Facebook page and group is quite optimistic to use it as a supportive tool in future. Results can also help learners and teachers to understand the importance and effects of using social networking website for e-learning.

Cite This Paper

Sana Khan, Sheikh Tahir Bakhsh,"A Study on the Role of Facebook in E-Learning", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME), Vol.5, No.5, pp.1-11, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2015.05.01

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