Thursday, July 9, 2015

Is Facebook the Next Frontier for Online Learning? - Christine Greenhow & Andy Henion, MSU Today

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal learning not only could supplement the content knowledge students acquire in class, but also connect them with professionals and experts in the field, spur interest in careers and inspire civic engagement. http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/is-facebook-the-next-frontier-for-online-learning/

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