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dc.contributor.authorTimonidou, Vasiliki-
dc.contributor.authorZotou, Maria-
dc.contributor.authorTambouris, Efthimios-
dc.contributor.authorTarabanis, Konstantinos-
dc.description.abstractIn tertiary education, new learning processes, technologies and tools are increasingly applied to encourage and underpin students' involvement. Lately, these include the use of Facebook where users are participators instead of observers. The main aim of this paper is to investigate Facebook's usage for content generation in tertiary education. For this purpose, we review 19 relevant published cases to investigate the tools used and activities realised, the instructors' role as well as benefits and problems encountered. The paper concludes that students use tools like the Wall and multimedia uploading to ask questions, discuss and share resources. The role of instructors remains essential but is conversed to a facilitator initiating discussions and providing course-specific material. Finally, there is evidence that students' participation increases and they learn better. However, Facebook does not provide appropriate tools for educational purposes while privacy remains a main obstacle to its wider adoption.en_US
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environmentsen_US
dc.subjectFRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciencesen_US
dc.subject.otheruser-generated contenten_US
dc.subject.othersocial networking websitesen_US
dc.subject.otherparticipative weben_US
dc.subject.othertertiary educationen_US
dc.subject.othercontent generationen_US
dc.subject.otherstudent participationen_US
dc.subject.otherlearning improvementen_US
dc.subject.otherprivacy concernsen_US
dc.titleA review on Facebook as a user-generated content environment in tertiary educationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentΤμήμα Εφαρμοσμένης Πληροφορικήςen_US
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