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Costs and benefits of Facebook for undergraduate students

Posted on 10 Oct 2012 with 0 comments
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This study was conducted in order to examine the influence of Facebook on the students’ learning process in undergraduate demanding faculties, such as engineering. Facebook was found to be particularly important among first year students, benefiting their social absorption in the campus and their learning sources, but these benefits were reduced for senior year students. However, it was found that social activities on Facebook consumed a significant amount of the students’ time, during the surfing and even after, thus negatively affecting their learning process.


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