Social Networking Sites as Communication, Interaction, and Learning Environments: Perceptions and Preferences of Distance Education Students

dc.contributor.authorBozkurt, Aras
dc.contributor.authorKaradeniz, Abdulkadir
dc.contributor.authorKocdar, Serpil
dc.contributor.editorGaskell, Anne
dc.coverage.placeNameTurkeyen_US
dc.coverage.spatialAsiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T17:48:55Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T17:48:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.description.abstractThe advent of Web 2.0 technologies transformed online networks into interactive spaces in which user-generated content has become the core material. With the possibilities that emerged from Web 2.0, social networking sites became very popular. The capability of social networking sites promises opportunities for communication and interaction, especially for distance education students who are separated from their teachers, learning resources and other students in terms of time and/or space. Within this perspective, the aim of the study is to investigate distance education students’ perceptions and preferences regarding use of social networking sites for communication and interaction purposes. In this context, the study employed a quantitative cross-sectional methodology. Research findings were derived from a sample of 2065 distance education students and the data were gathered through an online questionnaire. The research findings indicate that social networking sites (SNSs) can be used to support social learning processes.en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v4i3.215
dc.identifier.issn2311-1550
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/2820
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learning (COL)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Learning for Development;vol. 4, no. 3
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.source.urihttp://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/215/261en_US
dc.subjectSocial Mediaen_US
dc.subjectDistance Educationen_US
dc.titleSocial Networking Sites as Communication, Interaction, and Learning Environments: Perceptions and Preferences of Distance Education Studentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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