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Online Social Networking as a Tool to Enhance Learning in the Mauritian Education System

Date Added: Jul 2012
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Social networking sites enable individuals to connect to each other to form online communities. In the last decade, Online Social Networking (OSN) has become a fashionable means of communication among internet users, particularly the young generation. It is known that the majority of adolescents log on their OSN accounts daily and stay log on for a prolonged period of time. Thus, social networking sites represent a potential technology that can be exploited to enhance learning so as to help students in their education. In this paper, the outcome of a major survey carried out among the secondary level students in mauritius is reported.