Saturday, May 7, 2016

Here's how Facebook helps students to study online - Times of India

In a study that compared MOOC student use of the course's Facebook groups to use of the built-in course message boards and forums, researchers said students were more engaged on the Facebook groups and also admitted to the researchers that they preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools. "In previous studies we found that the real challenge for MOOC developers and instructors is trying to keep students engaged and enrolled in the course," said Saijing Zheng, a former doctoral student at Pennsylvania State University in US. "In this study, we are finding that social media tools may be one way to keep students engaged in a MOOC," said Zheng, who is currently a research scientist at Microsoft. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/social/Heres-how-Facebook-helps-students-to-study-online/articleshow/52029192.cms

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