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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 12, Issue 2,  2016, pp.66-74
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2016.12.2.066
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Analysis of a Korea-based Language Teacher Organization Public Social Networking Service
Kent, David;
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In recent years, studies have emerged highlighting the role of social networking services in the English as a foreign language context of Korea, particularly for teaching and learning, but none examine the role of Facebook in enhancing communities of practice. Therefore, this study undertakes such an endeavor on a Korea-based language teacher organization Facebook group. Social networking analysis came to reveal a group consisting of largely non-engaged members, with several key users successfully bridging the network and promoting engagement and interaction via commenting. Although the most viral posts were disproportionately organizational, professional development clearly emerges as the largest concern for active members. Ultimately, it will be critical for increasing success of the group as a social networking service to establish a means of further engaging all members, including those on the network periphery. To fully meet organizational goals, it will be imperative for key actors to be used increasingly proactively.
EFL;English Language Teaching;Facebook;Social Network Analysis;
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Viral Post 1, Actor 3, Ultimately, according to available records, one of the two presenters mentioned arrived extremely late, Nov. 12, 2015.

Viral Post 2, Actor 344, Someone has to do it – good luck. Don’t know of any better person, Sep. 18, 2015.

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