"KEYWORDING" IN FACEBOOK GROUPS: A CASE STUDY ON GROUPING POSTS IN AN INFORMAL ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITY

2017-01-01
Facebook groups have been used formally or informally in educational contexts all over the world. These groups allow users share texts, videos, images or files. However, in these groups, when new posts are shared, previously shared posts go below, if they are not liked and commented constantly. As a result, group members have to make an extra effort to reach those posts. That is, it is difficult for people to access the group posts later, and eventually information quickly consumed and goes out of members' sight. Considering the prominent use of Facebook in learning environments, this issue becomes a major problem. For this reason, this study aims to suggest post design principles, which allow students to search and access information easily and fast, after examining the information search behaviors of graduate students in an informal Facebook group environment named "Botegrad" and the keyword recommendations of other graduate students for the selected posts. This study aims to answer: how Facebook group posts should be structured so that students can find and reach the information easily, effectively and fast? Botegrad is a community-based Facebook group consisting of the members who are the graduate students studying at the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at a state university in Turkey.

Suggestions

Using e learning for communities of practice
Gürbüz, Tarkan (null; 2010-12-01)
Learning is more considered to be a collaborative problem solving process that involves social network relations and a common shared experience. The profound changes demonstrate the essential role of supportive relationship in education and emphasize the importance of building learning communities, communities of practice and collaboration in learning environments. The advent of eLearning added new meaning to education, and introduced the possibilities for building online learning communities and communitie...
Views of pre-service science teachers about informal learning environments before and after science and technology museum visit
Aras Özdemir, Leman; Uzuntiryaki Kondakçı, Esen.; Department of Mathematics and Science Education (2019)
Informal learning environments are appropriate to support student centered education. There are real examples and problems in informal learning environments and social interactions and being active in applications increases motivation and interest of students. Thus, science becomes more enjoyable for students. If pre-service science teachers have knowledge about these environments, they can visit there in future during their profession. Therefore, it is important to explore views of pre-service science teac...
Analysis of the social meanings of the second person pronoun SEN'in Turkish
Hatipoğlu, Çiler (2008-04-01)
Bu çalışma, üniversite öğrencilerinin ikinci tekil şahıs adılı SEN’i ne zaman ve kime hitap ederken kullandıklarını incelemekte ve kullanılan ikinci şahıs adılının araştırmaya katılanlar için hangi toplumsal ve anlatımsal anlamları taşıdığını bulmaya çalışmaktadır. Çalışmada ayrıca, Brown ve Gilman’ın (1960) ortaya koydukları “Güç ve Dayanışma” modelinin Türkçe’de gözlenen SEN kullanım çeşitlerini ve bunların taşıdıkları anlamları açıklayıp açıklayamadığını da araştırmaktadır. Çalışmada kullanılan veriler a...
Exploring technology integration approaches and practices of preservice and in-service english language teachers
Akcaoğlu, Mete; Eröz Tuğa, Betil; Department of English Literature (2008)
In this study, three aspects of technology integration in English Language Teaching within the context of private universities in Ankara, Turkey were investigated. Firstly, preservice and in-service teachers’ computer usage frequencies/types, computer competence levels, perceived barriers to technology integration and attitudes toward computers were explored. Then, factors (age, gender, work experience, institutional factors being preservice or in-service) that might potentially affect the findings of the f...
A Case Study on the Cultivation and Sustainability of Knowledge Sharing and Digital Trust: A COIL Project with Mexican and Turkish University Students
Kaçar, Işıl Günseli (2021-11-24)
The educational settings in the 21st century are characterized by an emphasis on the development of skillssuch as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking and technology integration. Telecollaboration hasrecently been a widely adopted educational practice where learners are engaged in developing theaforementioned skills via online intercultural interaction in collaboration with their peers on an internationallevel under the supervision of facilitators and/or instructors as an integral part of the...
Citation Formats
S. Caner, S. Doğan, and B. Çelik, ““KEYWORDING” IN FACEBOOK GROUPS: A CASE STUDY ON GROUPING POSTS IN AN INFORMAL ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITY,” 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/53896.