Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Global Journal of Information Technology Emerging Technologies

Publication Date

6-27-2017

Abstract

During the last decade, Social Networking (SN) tools have become increasingly popular and are now an important part of our daily lives. SN tools can be brought into the classroom to bear on some of the challenges the faculty face in enabling students to succeed in their education. This study explores various SN tools used by high school students in Lebanon. It gives insight into students’ suggestions and ideas for various formal learning tasks using SN tools that might be beneficial for teaching and learning. Lebanese students were found to use SN applications in their daily lives extensively, for communication, socialization and various formats of formal and informal learning. The most widely used app was the WhatsApp Instant Messenger. Keywords: social networking tools, formal learning, informal learning.

ISSN

2301-2617

Publisher

Birlesik Dunya Yenilik Arastirma ve Yayincilik Merkezi

Volume

7

Disciplines

Education

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Hybrid: This publication is openly available in a subscription-based journal/series

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Education Commons

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