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Using Facebook as a Co-learning Community in Higher Education
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9680-2523
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Research on Education and Learning within the Department of Teacher Education (FULL).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8757-926X
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM).
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM).
2016 (English)In: Learning, Media & Technology, ISSN 1743-9884, E-ISSN 1743-9892, Vol. 41, no 1, 55-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Students’ cultural capital plays a major role in their success in higher education. In Sweden today, many students come from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds. Knowledge of requirements in academic systems differs widely. Some students feel insecure about how to interpret academic codes, thus weakening these students’ opportunities for academic success. The major goal of this project was to lay the groundwork for a more equal educational system. Using social media, in this case conversations (e.g., chats) in a closed forum on Facebook monitored by a tutor, we aimed to improve student integration into academic culture. We differentiated two central themes related to student conversations on Facebook: (1) Access to academic habituscracking codes and (2) Emancipation by co-learning – extended academic codes. It was found that students participating in study groups created on Facebook learnt to better crack and extend the codes extant in university studies. © 2015 Taylor & Francis

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2016. Vol. 41, no 1, 55-72 p.
Keyword [en]
higher education, academic codes, Facebook, diverse backgrounds, broaden recruitment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27859DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2015.1064952Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84938651233OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-27859DiVA: diva2:789146
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This project was supported by a research grant from Halmstad University.

Available from: 2015-02-17 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved

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