Can Facebook Improve Students’ Engagement in Flipped Classes? Community of Inquiry Approach

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2020-01-07
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Talaei-Khoei, Amir
Daniel, Jay
Dokhanchi, Mohsen
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This paper aims at using Facebook to improve the students’ engagements with the flipped learning materials through implementation of a socially enabled peer learning environment. The article reports an experiment comparing the online quizzes and Facebook to increase the students’ engagement with the online materials in flipped classes. The study looks at the students’ perceptions. The current study utilizes the Community of Inquiry (RCOI) to analyze the students’ opinions about using Facebook for implementation of flipped learning. The paper provides recommendations to the instructors on how to use Facebook for increasing the students’ engagement with the flipped materials. This study also motivates teaching practitioners in Information Systems to improve flipped learning by using social networking sites in their courses.
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Advances in Teaching and Learning Technologies, flipped learning, social media, educational technology
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