Exploring the Educational Capabilities of Social Media in High Schools

Isidoros Perikos, Foteini Grivokostopoulou, Konstantinos Kovas, Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis


Social media constitute an innovative technology that has transformed the way that people communicate and collaborate. Social networks and Web 2.0 tools like wikis and microblogging have the potential to be used by tutors in their courses with the aim to enhance the learning efficiency of educational systems and eLearning procedures. In this work, we study the educational capabilities of social media and web 2.0 technologies like Twitter, Wikispaces and TodaysMeet, exploring their educational potential and learning capabilities and examining their impact on students’ learning. The social networks have been extensively evaluated in real classroom conditions and the results collected indicate that the proper utilization of social networks and web 2.0 tools in terms of students’ active engagement can motivate and improve students’ learning.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Perikos I., Grivokostopoulou F., Kovas K. and Hatzilygeroudis I. (2016). Exploring the Educational Capabilities of Social Media in High Schools . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 240-248. DOI: 10.5220/0005810502400248

in Bibtex Style

author={Isidoros Perikos and Foteini Grivokostopoulou and Konstantinos Kovas and Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis},
title={Exploring the Educational Capabilities of Social Media in High Schools},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Exploring the Educational Capabilities of Social Media in High Schools
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Perikos I.
AU - Grivokostopoulou F.
AU - Kovas K.
AU - Hatzilygeroudis I.
PY - 2016
SP - 240
EP - 248
DO - 10.5220/0005810502400248