Construction of knowledge on facebook

Hayati Idris, and Rozina Abdul Ghani, (2012) Construction of knowledge on facebook. 3L; Language,Linguistics and Literature,The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies., 18 (3). pp. 61-72. ISSN 0128-5157


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This study highlights a segment of a larger study that explores the discourse of social network sites. These social sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Myspace have become such an intriguing social media that there is a growing need among educationalists to explore their impact in the field of teaching and learning. In Malaysia, Facebook is one of the most popular social network sites. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the potential of Facebook as an English language learning tool in Malaysia. It employs both qualitative and quantitative measures in order to analyze the extent of construction of knowledge on the postings on the Facebook walls. Preliminary findings reveal that FB could indeed be an online tool that trigger reflective thinking, construct knowledge and consequently enhance learning

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Social Network Sites (SNSs); Facebook; knowledge construction; reflective thinking; online communication
Journal:3L ; Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
ID Code:5561
Deposited By: Mr Azam
Deposited On:08 Oct 2012 04:25
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