Teacher and student readiness to use Facebook for learning in an adult vocational educational setting

Connolly, Toni Narelle (2014) Teacher and student readiness to use Facebook for learning in an adult vocational educational setting. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The factors influencing both teacher and student readiness to use Facebook as part of their teaching and learning in a vocational educational institution were studied through a qualitative case study. Data included teacher and student questionnaire and focus group interviews. While it was found that the students demonstrated readiness and willingness to incorporate Facebook into their current learning, the teachers were more reluctant. Different perceptions around control of learning, time, and concerns around compartmentalisation of learning and social lives would need to be addressed before Facebook could be used as a formal learner engagement strategy.

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ID Code: 78637
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Willis, Jill & Lloyd, Margaret
Keywords: Facebook , Social Networking Sites, Vocational education, SNS, Readiness, Learner engagement, Social media, Adult learning, Teachers, Students
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2014 00:49
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:57

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