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Sebastián Romero
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Habib Moussa Fardoun
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia
Victor Manuel Ruiz Penichet
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
José Antonio Gallud
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2013), Articles, pages 9-18
Accepted: May 7, 2013
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This paper presents and analyzes the potential uses and motivations of online social networks in education, with special emphasis on secondary education. First, we show several previous researches supporting the use of social networking as an educational tool and discuss Edmodo, an educative online social network. The work carried out during two academic years with senior students of primary and secondary schools is also analyzed. After that we present Tweacher an educative social network application and evaluate its use in the classroom to prove its useful use between teachers and students. This research has allowed us to see the reality of social network use among young people and identify the challenges of its application to education environment.


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