Facebook as a Learning Tool in Formal Learning Process

  • Alaeddin M. H. AlawawdehEmail author
  • Stewart James Kowalski
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)


Social networks and the huge number of users in worldwide offer great social and business potential. In this research, we aim to find the required features in social networks (Facebook) to enhance it as learning tool. Firstly, we observed the exist Facebook features that can be used in the learning process in comparison with the LMS (Fronter). Afterwards, we propose some required feature in Facebook based on the experiment that we ran on students. Those students had been studying Introduction to Information Security course in the second year of bachelor degree in our university.


Facebook eLearning Learning tools Formal learning process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alaeddin M. H. Alawawdeh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stewart James Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Media TechnologyGjøvik University CollegeGjøvikNorway

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