Facebook, Social media, Web 2.0, Teaching, Learning, Business
100 of 128 students enrolled in an online course joined a supplementary Facebook group as a means of bringing in experts and creating an informal enhancement of their learning experience. Survey results indicate that students enjoyed the activity of using Facebook in the course, thought it helped enhance their learning, and enjoyed having access to experts external to their classroom context. The design was found to be successful in this course context, but researchers were unsure as to whether the model used would be as successful in contexts with different outcomes or objectives.
Cain, J. & A. Policastri. (2011). Instructional design and assessment: Using Facebook as an informal learning environment. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75(10), 1-8.
|Links to Article|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Type of Research||Mixed methods|
|Research Design||Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)|
|Intervention/Areas of Study||Social media|
|Level of Analysis||Student-level|
|Specific Populations Examined||Graduates|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics||Professions|
|Outcome Variables of Interest||Satisfaction|
|Student Sample Size||100-199|