Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Social Networking in Higher Education

  • Tomayess IssaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_115
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Social networking (SN) has become one of the crucial technologies enabling several generations – baby boomers, X, Y, Z, and Alpha – to connect, communicate, and collaborate among their peers locally and globally. Several sectors, such as education, commercial business, entertainment, government, and others, are now using this technology to communicate and collaborate with their stakeholders, employees, and students. Education systems locally and globally have for many years been observing students’ and businesses’ needs in order to appraise and improve curricula so as to advance students’ skills and meet business needs by using up-to-date technology in their teaching and learning practices. This technology can encourage and improve human endeavors to acquire the students’ academic skills required for study and the workforce. In the higher education...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia