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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(8): 595-600 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.8.938

Understanding University Students‘ Use of Facebook for Collaborative Learning

Fariza Khalid

Abstract—This paper presents the findings of a study which focused on the integration of Facebook and other Web 2.0 technologies in enhancing the learning process among undergraduate students through online collaborative sharing activities. Respondents were 22 students from two tutorial groups who enrolled in the Educational Technology course in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Data generation was done through online interviews and documentation of the students’ online collaborative sharing and learning activities. The results of thematic analysis indicate that the students found the online sharing activities fun to get involved in and useful for gaining instant support and replies, and their communal interaction and collaboration were also enhanced.

Index Terms—Facebook, group, learning, online, web 2.0.

F. Khalid is with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600 Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: fariza.khalid@ukm.edu.my).


Cite: Fariza Khalid, "Understanding University Students‘ Use of Facebook for Collaborative Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 595-600, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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