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Using community website as an informal learning environment among Malaysian pharmacy students

Al-lela, Omer Qutaiba and Elkalmi, Ramadan Mohamed Mahmod and Alkoudmani, Ramez M. and Awadh, Ammar Ihsan Jawad and Jamshed, Shazia Qasim and Al-Shami, Abdul Kareem (2015) Using community website as an informal learning environment among Malaysian pharmacy students. American Journal of Educational Research, 3 (5). pp. 658-661. ISSN 2327-6150

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Objective: This study was conducted to analyse students’ insight on informal learning by means of social networks and community websites. Methods: Survey forms were distributed to all 360 students of Kulliyyah of Pharmacy of IIUM. Data analysis has been done using IBM SPSS software 20, and descriptive statistics were used to study the demographic characteristics of the students in relation to their use of social networking sites (SNSs). Results: 240 students were answered. The results revealed that the highest rating with mean (SD) = 4.53 (0.63) were related to accessing course notes and other teaching materials. Most students agreed that SNSs were helpful to their courses, mean (SD) = 4.18 (0.73). Conclusion: The findings of the study indicate that pharmacy students at IIUM use SNSs and other community websites as tools for academic purposes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6718/43262
Uncontrolled Keywords: student, network, SNS, teaching material, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr. RAMADAN ELKALMI
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 08:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43262

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