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International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n1 p160-172 2016

This paper reports the complete process for and findings resulting from an individual-led research project entitled "An Investigation into Perceptions of Facebook-use in Higher Education." The aim of the research project was primarily to investigate current perceptions of using Facebook as a means for interaction between students and lecturers at university level. Findings are based on data collected from two sample populations (students and lecturers) using qualitative research methodology. Tentative findings suggest that students in particular find using Facebook for this purpose to be most appealing and would embrace such initiative in the future, whereas lecturers seem split in opinion on the matter, which is in line with previous research on social media use in higher education.

Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Higher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries

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Autor: Ellefsen, Lasse


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