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Official use of social network sites by African universities

Otto, F. and Williams, S. (2014) Official use of social network sites by African universities. In: Pan African International Conference on Information Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT), July 14 - 18, 2014, Arusha, Tanzania, pp. 46-51.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SCAT.2014.7055135

Abstract/Summary

The use of social network sites (SNS) has become very valuable to educational institutions. Some universities have formally integrated these social media in their educational systems and are using them to improve their service delivery. The main aim of this study was to establish whether African universities have embraced this emerging technology by having official presence on SNS. A purposive sampling method was used to study 24 universities from which data were obtained by visiting their official websites and following the official links to the most common SNS.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:39657

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