Using Social Networking Tools for Teaching and Learning: A Perspective of University Lecturers and Students

  title={Using Social Networking Tools for Teaching and Learning: A Perspective of University Lecturers and Students},
  author={Francis Otto and Shirley Williams and Karsten {\O}ster Lundqvist},
The use of online social networking tools (SNTs) has become commonplace within higher education. In this paper a definition and a typology of educational affordance of social networking service (SNS) are presented. The paper also explores the educational affordances whilst examining how university lecturers and students use SNTs to support their educational activities. The data presented here were obtained through a survey in which 38 participants from three universities took part; two… 
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