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Using Facebook to Transfer Knowledge into Practice and Aid Student, Lecturer and Content Interaction - A Case of Bachelor of Information Technology Undergraduate Students at Makerere University

Topics: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning; e-Learning Hardware and Software; e-Learning in Developing Countries; e-Learning Platforms, Portals; e-Learning Success Cases; Higher Order Thinking Skills

Authors: Emily Bagarukayo 1 ; Dick Ng'ambi 2 ; Rehema Baguma 1 and Proscovia Namubiru Ssentamu 3

Affiliations: 1 Makerere University, Uganda ; 2 University of CapeTown, South Africa ; 3 Uganda Management Institute, Uganda

ISBN: 978-989-758-239-4

Keyword(s): Knowledge Transfer, Facebook, Interaction, Collaboration, Operating Systems.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Computer-Supported Education ; e-Learning ; e-Learning Hardware and Software ; e-Learning in Developing Countries ; e-Learning Platforms ; e-Learning Success Cases ; Higher Order Thinking Skills ; Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment ; Simulation and Modeling ; Simulation Tools and Platforms

Abstract: Employers have criticised graduates for inadequate skills to apply knowledge into practice due to the traditional teaching and learning methods which concentrate more on theory than practice. Technology affords several teaching and learning methods like social media which students are already motivated to use. The research therefore used Facebook technology to facilitate students’ application of operating systems knowledge to record and upload a video installing a virtual machine and operating system onto a group; to promote content access, and interactive and cooperative learning. The results from the study show that the overall effect of Facebook on students learning process and experience was positive because it enabled putting knowledge into practice, sharing, collaboration, interaction, flexibility and learner – centred activities, among others. Therefore, to increase learning outcome, motivation, desire and interest, new educational technologies should continuously be explored b y educational institutions, educators and learners for teaching and learning in the digital era. In this light we recommend that Facebook should be assessed in more studies and integrated as a tool for learning at the university since students appreciate it, find it easy to use and familiar. (More)

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Bagarukayo, E.; Ng'ambi, D.; Baguma, R. and Namubiru Ssentamu, P. (2017). Using Facebook to Transfer Knowledge into Practice and Aid Student, Lecturer and Content Interaction - A Case of Bachelor of Information Technology Undergraduate Students at Makerere University.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 402-410. DOI: 10.5220/0006329104020410

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