Students' in-class answering activities on facebook: Effects on participation, learning satisfaction and anxiety

Yu Hsin Liu, Fu Yun Yu

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Abstract

The effects of students responding to the teacher's in-class questioning on Facebook on participation, learning satisfaction and learning anxiety were examined. Based on its integration in one undergraduate engineering course for a whole semester, several findings were obtained. First, more than 85% of the participants felt that their learning attitudes, habits and behavior changed at the 'tremendous' and 'a great deal' levels after exposure. Second, 'inviting and equal participation for all' emerged as the one salient theme the designed activities created, leading to positive effects on various aspects of learning. Third, the majority of the participants associated positive emotional feelings (e.g., enjoyment, satisfaction, accomplishment) and did not associate negative feelings (e.g., worry, fear, pressure, nervousness) with the activities. Based on the results of this work, and in view of the need for active and reflective learners in today's society, and the low technological threshold and prevalent use of Facebook by undergraduates, suggestions for instruction are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Jie-Chi Yang, Su Luan Wong, Wenli Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages1024-1026
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789869401265
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2017 Dec 42017 Dec 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings

Other

Other25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period17-12-0417-12-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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