Social media and higher education: introversion and collaborative learning from the student's perspective

Authors Piet Kommers , Ronald Voorn
Published in Int. J. of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments
Publication date 2013
Type Article

Summary

The aim of this study is to understand how social media contribute to face-to-face collaborative learning by introvert students in higher education. A total of 233 students participated. This study shows that more introvert students perceive that social media are more helpful for increasing their collaborative learning performance and self-confidence. These students feel that their true nature is hampered in face-to-face contact and prefer to communicate via social media rather than face-to-face communication. Additionally, all students in this study signal that they wish their educators to make more use of social media. HE institutions are therefore recommended to make more use of social media to enhance collaborative learning.

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Ronald Voorn | Researcher | Marketing, Market Research and Innovation
    Ronald Voorn
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Marketing & Customer Experience

Language English
Published in Int. J. of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments
Year and volume 1 1
Page range 59-73

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