The importance of social networks has increased in recent decades, yet the use of social learning in higher education is nascent. Little is known how to foster high levels of social learning discourse among students in higher education classrooms. To address this gap, the present study analyses the use of a mobile application (Soqqle) for sharing student-generated content and peer-to-peer communication. Students from Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia uploaded videos linked to assessments and received feedback from their instructors and peers through social engagement features (e.g., comments, likes). The majority of students reported that the social learning experience promoted idea generation, increased creativity, and improved attention. These results indicate that integrating online platforms and mobile applications can promote social learning. The findings have important implications for educational practice because many educational institutions have adopted online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2022|
Bibliographical noteThis paper is supported and funded by the Blended Learning research grant from the Teaching and Learning Centre, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. We would also like to thank Farah Zahidah from KK Bukit Beruang, Malaysia, Daniel Shen from Soqqle for supporting the research, as well as all the participating students.
- Social mobile learning
- Collective intelligence
- Peer-to-peer learning
- 21st-century learning
- Idea generation