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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(7): 477-482 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.553

The Effectiveness of Facebook Groups for e-Learning

Chen-Huei Chou and Shih-Ming Pi

Abstract—E-learning is a new approach for teaching and learning using telecommunication technology such as the Internet. Learners can receive knowledge anytime, anywhere. In order to understand the factors influencing learners’ intention to use e-learning systems and the effectiveness using the systems, recent studies designed different learning methods over various learning systems. However, most of the studies focused on the one-way e-learning systems. In such systems, the communications are mainly between learners and instructors. We argued that peer interactions play an important role on e-learning. Using Facebook Groups for School as the e-learning platform, we empirically tested the proposed model. We found that technology quality and interaction with instructor would affect learners’ perceived satisfaction. The interaction with peers and learners’ satisfaction would influence the intention of continuous use of the course Facebook Groups as a learning support.

Index Terms—E-learning, facebook groups for schools, interaction with peers, interaction with instructor.

Chen-Huei Chou is with School of Business, College of Charleston, Charleston SC 29464 USA (e-mail: chouc@cofc.edu).
Shih-Ming Pi is with the Department of Information Management, School of Business, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan 32023 ROC (e-mail: smpi@im.cycu.edu.tw).


Cite: Chen-Huei Chou and Shih-Ming Pi, "The Effectiveness of Facebook Groups for e-Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 477-482, 2015.

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
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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