@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001115,
	  title     = {The Use of Social Networking Sites in eLearning},
	  author    = {Clifford De Raffaele and  Luana Bugeja and  Serengul Smith},
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	  abstract     = {The adaptation of social networking sites within
higher education has garnered significant interest in the recent years
with numerous researches considering it as a possible shift from the
traditional classroom based learning paradigm. Notwithstanding this
increase in research and conducted studies however, the adaption of
SNS based modules have failed to proliferate within Universities.
This paper commences its contribution by analyzing the various
models and theories proposed in literature and amalgamate together
various effective aspects for the inclusion of social technology within
e-Learning. A three phased framework is further proposed which
details the necessary considerations for the successful adaptation of
SNS in enhancing the students learning experience. This proposal
outlines the theoretical foundations which will be analyzed in
practical implementation across international university campuses.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {1262 - 1267},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001115},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/100},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 100, 2015},