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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(3): 258-263 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.235

Homework on Social Media: Benefits and Outcomes of Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool

Viriya Taecharungroj
Abstract— This research explores the benefits and outcomes of social media and education. The experiment, homework on Facebook, was conducted with students at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Siam University. Ease of use is the most prominent benefit perceived by students in the experiment followed by, in this order, media richness, constructive thinking and social bond. The survey also shows that homework on social media have positive impacts on students participation and favorability towards this method. Students participated in homework on social media more than actual class attendance. Ninety-four percent of them favor this method over traditional paper-based or email-based homework.

Index Terms— Social media, e-education, pedagogy, Facebook.

Viriya Taecharungroj is with Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand (email: viriyatae@gmail.com).

Cite: Viriya Taecharungroj, " Homework on Social Media: Benefits and Outcomes of Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 258-263, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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