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Article: The effect of social interaction on learning engagement in a social networking environment

TitleThe effect of social interaction on learning engagement in a social networking environment
Authors
KeywordsSocial networking environment
Social engagement
Social interaction
Cognitive engagement
Issue Date2012
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10494820.asp
Citation
Interactive Learning Environments, 2012 [Epub ahead of print] How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigated the impact of social interactions among a class of undergraduate students on their learning engagement in a social networking environment. Thirteen undergraduate students enrolled in a course in a university in Hong Kong used an Elgg-based social networking platform throughout a semester to develop their digital portfolios and interact with each other. Student online activities were analyzed using content analysis and descriptive statistics with social network analysis. The findings suggest that the social interaction afforded by a social networking environment was short-lived, individual-centered and casual. Communication skills and autonomy on the part of students are required to foster communication. The study further revealed that while such social patterns in the social networking environment appeared to enhance social engagement, a high level of cognitive engagement was not demonstrated. Recommendations are made in relation to the effective utilization of a social networking platform to support productive and meaningful learning.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164701
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.175
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.852
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dc.contributor.authorLu, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorChurchill, Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:08:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:08:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationInteractive Learning Environments, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1049-4820en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164701-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the impact of social interactions among a class of undergraduate students on their learning engagement in a social networking environment. Thirteen undergraduate students enrolled in a course in a university in Hong Kong used an Elgg-based social networking platform throughout a semester to develop their digital portfolios and interact with each other. Student online activities were analyzed using content analysis and descriptive statistics with social network analysis. The findings suggest that the social interaction afforded by a social networking environment was short-lived, individual-centered and casual. Communication skills and autonomy on the part of students are required to foster communication. The study further revealed that while such social patterns in the social networking environment appeared to enhance social engagement, a high level of cognitive engagement was not demonstrated. Recommendations are made in relation to the effective utilization of a social networking platform to support productive and meaningful learning.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10494820.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInteractive Learning Environmentsen_US
dc.subjectSocial networking environment-
dc.subjectSocial engagement-
dc.subjectSocial interaction-
dc.subjectCognitive engagement-
dc.titleThe effect of social interaction on learning engagement in a social networking environmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1049-4820 (Print), 1744-5191 (Online)&volume=&spage=17&epage=&date=2012&atitle=The+effect+of+social+interaction+on+learning+engagement+in+a+social+networking+environmenten_US
dc.identifier.emailLu, J: lulu718@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChurchill, D: dchurch@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChurchill, D=rp00898en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10494820.2012.680966-
dc.identifier.hkuros210973en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000340106400002-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.citeulike10717902-

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