An Analysis of Social Network Categories: Social Learning and Social Friendship

Mohd Shahizan Othman, Shaffika Mohd Suhaimi, Lizawati Mi Yusuf, Norazah Yusof, Nadirah Mohamad
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The growth of social networking becomes a main communication between all people. The huge number of social networks exist nowadays made people get confused the use and needs of particular website. The actual number of categories social networks is unknown as it is constantly evolving and indirectly effect to the learning system. The aim of this paper is to describe social networking categories and identify websites which involve both making friends and engage in learning. The main interest of
more » ... is study is to find the equilibrium between social and education network to be integrated together as one platform. Pedagogies principles are used to map the relationship with social network features. Examples are content developer, content packaging and also supporting student. The outgrowths of this study will inform potential features of social e-learning which capable the formation of learning environment based on pedagogy principles, students interest and needs as well as support learning process.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.674 fatcat:6dmwsysmtjhbdhy7mdfnh4diyi