Facebook as a better and preferred learning support tool as compared to moodle: Students' perspectives

Yu Hsin Liu, Fu Yun Yu

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Abstract

Students' perspectives with regard to the relative effectiveness and preference of Moodle and FB for the support of their learning in an undergraduate engineering class were examined. Data collected from a group of 38 undergraduates found that more than 90 percent of the participants (94.74%) thought that FB better supported their learning of this course, and more than 85% of the participating students (86.84%) preferred using FB over Moodle, highlighting their already established use habit, familiarity of the operational procedures and environments, and the system's affordances. One-group χ2 tests further found that the participants' perspectives with regard to the effectiveness and preference of the two platforms were both significant. The results obtained from this study were discussed with reference to technology acceptance model and technology adoption theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYu-Ju Lan, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Chengjiu Yin, Hiroaki Ogata, Wenli Chen, Ming-Fong Jan, Sahana Murthy, Ying-Tien Wu, Siu Cheung Kong, Xiaoqing Gu, Beaumie Kim, Yongwu Miao, Niwat Srisawasdi, Yuping Wang, Chiu-Pin Lin, Carol H.C. Chu, Jari Laru, Miguel Nussbaum, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ju-Ling Shih, Amali Weerasinghe, Weiqin Chen, Feiyue Qiu, Vania Dimitrova, Ching-Kun Hsu, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Maiga Chang, Tore Hoel, Yen-Hui Audrey Li, Jon Mason, Hitoshi Sasaki, Li Zhang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages762-764
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801458
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2015 Nov 302015 Dec 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period15-11-3015-12-04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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