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Social media technologies for collaboration and communication: Perceptions of childcare professionals and families

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Yost, H and Fan, S, Social media technologies for collaboration and communication: Perceptions of childcare professionals and families, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39, (2) pp. 36-41. ISSN 0312-5033 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

The primary aim of the study was to develop an understanding of how social media technologies, such as Web 2.0 can be used to facilitate collaboration and communication between childcare professionals and families of young children. Participants involved in this project were selected from three childcare centres and included two centre directors, seven childcare workers and eight parents of children attending one of the centres. Semi-structures individual interviews {n=17} were conducted by the two researchers. Results confirmed differing perspectives about the value of using social media for collaboration and communication between families and early childhood professionals. This paper discusses participants' perceptions of influential factors in adopting social media.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Social media, childcare professionals and families, collaboration and communication
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Author:Yost, H (Mrs Helen Yost)
Author:Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)
ID Code:93337
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-07-28
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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