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Social Media as a Learning Tool in Medical Education: A Situation Analysis

Social Media as a Learning Tool in Medical Education: A Situation Analysis
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Author(s): Mariliis Vahe (Florida State University, USA), Khawaja Zain-Ul-Abdin (Florida State University, USA) and Yalin Kiliç Türel (Firat University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 16
Source title: Virtual Professional Development and Informal Learning via Social Networks
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Vanessa P. Dennen (Florida State University, USA) and Jennifer B. Myers (Florida State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1815-2.ch010

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Abstract

Social media has become one of the most dominant information phenomena of our time. As its commercial, social, activist, and informational uses multiply, questions are raised as to its efficiency as a learning tool. The authors focus this chapter on social media use in higher education, specifically in the field of medical education, and provide a modern definition of social media and its tools while elaborating on its educational uses and efficiency. Furthermore, they present a situation analysis through a review of original research published on the topic in the last five years, culminating in an identification of the gaps in literature and recommendations for future research endeavors.

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