Analyzing knowledge construction behavior of a project based online discussion instructional activity using Facebook - An example of art course of adult and continuing education

Peng Chun Lin, Huei Tse Hou, Kuo-En Chang, Shu Ming Wang

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議貢獻

摘要

Social networking service (SNS) is known for its ability to facilitate people's interaction and build connections. Recent research also showed students' interest in learning activity using SNSs. Besides, few studies have also investigated the effect of adopting SNSs in learning activity. However, studies that examine knowledge construction behaviors in asynchronous online discussion using SNSs in adult and continuing education are quite limited. The purpose of this study is to explore the knowledge construction behavior in an art course which involved a project-based learning activity using a popular SNS, Facebook, as a discussion tool. Participants are comprised of 62 students in the school of continuing education of a university in northern Taiwan. The results show that students primarily share knowledge and information when discussing online. The diversity of knowledge construction is limited in the context of this study. In addition, further analysis on the relationship between students' individual differences and knowledge construction and the extent of participation suggests that there is a gender difference in and correlation between age and knowledge construction behavior. Implications and limitations are discussed while pedagogical suggestions for instructors using SNS as an online discussion tool for teaching activity in adult and continuing education are also proposed.

原文英語
主出版物標題Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
頁面561-568
頁數8
出版狀態已發佈 - 2011 十二月 1
事件19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 - Chiang Mai, 泰国
持續時間: 2011 十一月 282011 十二月 2

出版系列

名字Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011

其他

其他19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
國家泰国
城市Chiang Mai
期間2011/11/282011/12/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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