Examining the Effects of Social Media in Co-located Classrooms: A Case Study Based on SpeakUp

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serval:BIB_7D7A2E67C9F9
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Collection
Publications
Title
Examining the Effects of Social Media in Co-located Classrooms: A Case Study Based on SpeakUp
Title of the conference
Adaptive and Adaptable Learning
Author(s)
Rodríguez-Triana M.J., Holzer A., Prieto L.P., Gillet D.
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
ISBN
9783319451527
9783319451534
ISSN
0302-9743
1611-3349
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
247-262
Language
english
Abstract
The broad availability of mobile computing devices has prompted the apparition of social media applications that support teaching and learning. However, so far, there is conflicting evidence as to whether the benefits such applications provide in terms of engagement and interaction, outweigh their potential cost as a source of distraction. To help in clarifying these issues, the present paper presents a case study on the impact of using SpeakUp (an app aimed at promoting student participation through anonymous chatrooms) in an authentic face-to-face learning scenario. Concretely, we focus on the connection between SpeakUp and the student engagement, distraction, social interaction, and the influence of the teachers' style. Our findings highlight that SpeakUp favored students' engagement and social interaction, but they also point towards its limitations in keeping students communicating about content relevant to the course.
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