Using Facebook as a pedagogical tool for helping the teaching and learning process in a Faculty of Computer Science

John Trujillo-Trejo, Felix Armando Fermin Perez, Rosario Trujillo-Huaman, Victor Bustamante-Olivera, Armando Espinoza-Robles, Gilberto Salinas-Azana

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Abstract

Students always have difficulty in assimilating the knowledge imparted by teachers because the classical process of teaching and learning is individual and depends on various factors specific to each student, fundamentally. And now, information and communication technologies have been deeply involved in this process, even more making extensive use of social networks as a pedagogical tool. This article summarizes a teaching-learning experience with quasi-experimental methodological design that uses the social network Facebook to try to increase the academic performance of students. With this purpose, two groups of a compulsory course were selected in the Faculty of Computer Science, one controlled with the traditional method and the other experimentally controlled with the help of the aforementioned social network. Results show an improvement in academic performance of students using a social network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDUNINE 2019 - 3rd IEEE World Engineering Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationModern Educational Paradigms for Computer and Engineering Career, Proceedings
EditorsClaudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116662
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2019 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 17 Mar 201920 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameEDUNINE 2019 - 3rd IEEE World Engineering Education Conference: Modern Educational Paradigms for Computer and Engineering Career, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2019
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period17/03/1920/03/19

Keywords

  • academic performance
  • pedagogical tool
  • social network

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