An analysis of user engagement in student Facebook groups

Lane, Murray & Menzies, Victoria (2015) An analysis of user engagement in student Facebook groups. Student Success, 6(2), pp. 93-98.

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Analysing the engagement of students in university-based Facebook groups can shed light on the nature of their learning experience and highlight leverage points to build on student success. While post-semester surveys and demographic participation data can highlight who was involved and how they subsequently felt about the experience, these techniques do not necessarily reflect real-time engagement. One way to gain insight into in-situ student experiences is by categorising the original posts and comments into predetermined frameworks of learning. This paper offers a systematic method of coding Facebook contributions within various engagement categories: motivation, discourse, cognition and emotive responses.

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ID Code: 87384
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Evaluation, Analysis, Facebook, Learning engagement, Coding, Learning Community, HERN
DOI: 10.5204/ssj.v6i2.294
ISSN: 2205-0795
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Current > Research Centres > Higher Education Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The authors
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2015 00:17
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 04:14

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