Facebook, Social Networking, And Business Education

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Steven A. Taylor
Jamie R. Mulligan
Chiharu Ishida


Social Networking, Facebook, Business Education, Learning Theory, Constructivist, Web 2.0


Brown (2012) asserts that faculty perceptions of Web 2.0 for teaching will influence its adoption. For example, social media’s influence on educational delivery is growing (Hrastinski and Dennon 2012). Zulu et al. (2011) note that business educators are only beginning to understand social networking related to education. We report an exploratory inquiry that confirms the growing evidence that many undergraduate business students do not support the use of Facebook as part of their formal academic relationships. However, an argument is presented that while existing tools for social networking such as Facebook may offer limited pedagogical utility, social networking as a concept none-the-less offers significant potential.


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