Promoting student holistic development through student interaction in social networks

Joseph C.H. So, Siu Yuen Lam

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Abstract-This study examines how Facebook is being used as a platform to promote student participations in holistic development activities through interaction among students. The platform is used in an on-going student holistic development project run by a tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The study focuses on the ways are being used in Facebook by a group of student coaches to promote student holistic development, and the potential improvements of such implementation. The study aims at evaluating the effect of instant interaction between participants and student coaches via Facebook Group on the effectiveness of promotion.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationBulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Facebook
  • Social networks
  • Student coaches
  • Student holistic development
  • Virtual communication


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