The Chemistry of Facebook: Using Social Networking to Create an Online Community for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory
This article reports on a study where students in a face-to-face course were given options of using facebook or WebCT to discuss course topics. The results show that the facebook group had a higher number of student posts that the discussion forums in WebCT. The researchers encourage others to consider social networking applications as a way to supplement instruction in face-to-face courses.
(delicious tags: Blackboard Facebook LMS higher_education)