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Social networks and informal learning processes: a research study


The aim of this research study is to present SNs as mature environments for managing information flows and learning processes. To this end, the second step of a research study into the possible use of social networking in education is reported; this sought to define positive as well as negative aspects, habits, conscious and unconscious representations and assumptions. The study began with a pilot analysis conducted in 2009 and involved 926 subjects through 2010 and early 2011.


Educational Technology; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); Social Networks and Learning; Learning process; E-learning; Social Learning; Facebook;

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Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) | ISSN (print) 2532-4632 | ISSN (online) 2532-7720