Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(4), pp. 771 - 778
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040414
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The Use of Social Media for Blended Learning in Tertiary Education


Winslet Ting Yan Chan , Chi Hong Leung *
Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

ABSTRACT

The use of social media facilitates communication and collaboration among users to support the student-centered learning environment. In this study, Twitter was used to support blended learning activities in two university courses. A survey was conducted and the results showed that Twitter was easy to use and it could facilitate knowledge sharing among different learners. However, the text-based communication for a relatively simple exchange hindered the interaction among learners. Moreover, students preferred using social media such as Facebook with a higher degree of popularity.

KEYWORDS
Social Media, Blended Learning, Twitter, Users' Attitudes

Cite this paper
Winslet Ting Yan Chan , Chi Hong Leung . "The Use of Social Media for Blended Learning in Tertiary Education." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.4 (2016) 771 - 778. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040414.