Increasing Student Participation in Online Group Discussions Via Facebook
A comparison study between two different methods of conducting online discussions in an introductory astronomy course was performed to determine if the use of Facebook as an online discussion tool has an impact on student participation as well as student response time. This study shows that students using Facebook for their online discussions participated more frequently and responded more quickly than students using a traditional online discussion forum.
Miller, S. T. (2013). Increasing student participation in online group discussions via Facebook. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 10103-1.