The potentials and pitfalls of social networking sites such as Facebook in higher education contexts
Willems, Julie and Bateman, Debra 2011, The potentials and pitfalls of social networking sites such as Facebook in higher education contexts, in ascilite 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions : Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas., pp. 1322-1324.
Popular social networking sites such as Facebook demonstrate an emerging opportunity for students and educators within formal higher education contexts to share ideas, celebrate creativity and participate in an environment which offers immediate feedback from others who belong within a specific network. As this is an emerging use of the technology, an autoethnographic approach has helped capture the potentials and pitfalls of incorporating social networking within higher education. The findings highlight implications for the key stakeholders in higher education.