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Educ. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 314-325;

Learning in Social Networks: Rationale and Ideas for Its Implementation in Higher Education

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus de la UAB, Facultat de Psicologia, Edifici B, Bellaterra 08193, Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
Department of Language & Linguistics, University of Essex/Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
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Received: 31 January 2013 / Revised: 7 June 2013 / Accepted: 11 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Learning Technologies and Interactive Designs)
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The internet has fast become a prevalent medium for collaboration between people and social networks, in particular, have gained vast popularity and relevance over the past few years. Within this framework, our paper will analyse the role played by social networks in current teaching practices. Specifically, we focus on the principles guiding the design of study activities which use social networks and we relate concrete experiences that show how they contribute to improving teaching and learning within a university environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: social networks; teaching; learning; higher education social networks; teaching; learning; higher education
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Alvarez, I.M.; Olivera-Smith, M. Learning in Social Networks: Rationale and Ideas for Its Implementation in Higher Education. Educ. Sci. 2013, 3, 314-325.

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