With this in mind, this study asked undergraduate students to browse the site in a lab setting, using talk-alouds in conjunction with high-fidelity physiological sensors. By recording where students’ eyes were focused while using Facebook, the emotions they experienced, and the actual content they viewed, this study aimed to 1) provide a unique empirical baseline for undergraduate Facebook use; and 2) investigate which elements of the Facebook experience could be leveraged in online learning environments.
You can read more about this project in the following articles:
Stenger, M. (2013). ASU Researchers Study Facebook to Increase Student Motivation in Online Learning. InformED. http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/news/asu-researchers-study-facebook-to-increase-student-motivation-in-online-learning-6012/
Ringle, H. (2013). ASU studying how online learning can be as appealing as Facebook. Phoenix Business Journal. http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2013/10/09/asu-studying-how-online-learning-can.html
Grega, K. (2013). Students research connections between Facebook, online learning. The State Press. http://www.statepress.com/2013/10/23/students-research-connections-between-facebook-online-learning/