Students’ Innovative Education Practices supported by Facebook
AuthorAndersen, Synnøve Thomassen
This article describes a case study on how Facebook can be used in different ways to create new innovative learning strategies and opportunities for practicing social work related to children and adolescents. The study concerns information and communication in groups and networks on Facebook as a communication channel. Using qualitative methods, the students’ use of this digital network was observed to identify the opportunities and challenges that arose in connection with innovation. Diffusion theory was used as a frame of reference for the study. The findings show that social network communities for social work education should be included as a more defined topic in research on social work. This study helps to accentuate the importance of additional research on the topic.