Can Facebook engage students in critical analysis of academic theory?

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This paper presents a preliminary review of the current literature and use of technology within assessment and delivery of courses within higher education in the United Kingdom. The research is to be carried out during the 2009/2010 academic year using Events Management students at level 4 and level 5. The study follows the aims and objectives of the MMU Shock Absorber Project: a Higher Education Academy project to support and retain the first year learner. Beginning with a literature review of web2.0 technologies, the paper will note historical developments of this e-learning tool. Collaborative learning and other pedagogical theories will then be related to these technologies. The research methodology will comment upon the planned research to be undertaken over the next 12 months. Assessment objectives, level 4 and 5 benchmarks will also be explored to identify the need for the use of technology in relevant courses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-19
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Journal on Education and Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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