The use of social network for students' knowledge construction

Cheuk Lun Alvin MA, Fung Yee Priscilia KO, Tsz Wing CHU, Yanjie SONG

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Abstract

In view of the current issues of social network applications in education, this paper proposes six suggestions for school educators to use social network for teaching and learning. Moreover, it uses a lesson on the topic of "History of Hong Kong" to demonstrate how an educational social network platform - "Edmodo" can assist Grade Four students in constructing knowledge in a Hong Kong primary school. It sheds light on how a lesson premised on an experiential learning model using a social network can be delivered.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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Citation

Ma, C. L. A., Ko, F. Y. P., Chu, T. W., & Song, Y. (2012, November). The use of social network for students' knowledge construction. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012: Diverse perspectives for global impact, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Keywords

  • Experiential learning
  • Facebook
  • Social network
  • Edmodo