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  • Using Facebook as a Learning Management System   [MASS 2012]
  • Author(s)
  • Yu-ching Chen
  • ABSTRACT
  • Facebook is commonly used in students’ daily lives in higher education. Facebook is being considered to be an educational tool and is proofed that it can be used as a Learning Management System (LMS) substitute or supplement. However, its effect in learning when compared to other types of LMSs is still unknown and needs to be explored. The results showed that the Facebook had a more positive attitude towards learning than the other two types of LMSs and more positive attitude towards interaction than Moodle. The results will be valuable when instructors want to adopt Facebook as their LMS.
  • KEYWORDS
  • Facebook; Learning Management System
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