Facebook as a learning tool? A case study on the appropriation of social network sites from mobile phones in developing countries

See on Scoop.itRESEARCH CAPACITY-BUILDING IN AFRICA

First, unlike in previous studies, the analysis revealed explicit forms of educational content embedded in informal learning contexts in Facebook. Quizzes, case presentations and associated deliberate (e-)learning practices which are typically found in (more) formal educational settings were identified. Second, from a sociocultural learning perspective, it is shown how the participation in such virtual professional communities across national boundaries permits the announcement and negotiation of occupational status and professional identities.

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Facebook as a learning tool? A case study on the appropriation of social network sites from mobile phones in developing countries

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