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Using facebook as an alternative learning tool in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions: a structural equation modeling approach

Haque, A. K. M. Ahasanul and Mohd. Israil, Khaliq Ahmad and Abdullah, Sarwar (2015) Using facebook as an alternative learning tool in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions: a structural equation modeling approach. International Scholarly and Scientific Research & Innovation, 9 (5). pp. 1568-1575.

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Abstract

Networking is important among students to achieve better understanding. Social networking plays an important role in the education. Realizing its huge potential, various organizations,including institutions of higher learning have moved to the area of social networks to interact with their students especially through Facebook. Therefore, measuring the effectiveness of Facebook as a learning tool has become an area of interest to academics and researchers. Therefore, this study tried to integrate and propose new theoretical and empirical evidences by linking the western idea of adopting Facebook as an alternative learning platform from a Malaysian perspective. This study, thus, aimed to fill a gap by being among the pioneering research that tries to study the effectiveness of adopting Facebook as a learning platform across other cultural settings, namely Malaysia. Structural equation modeling was employed for data analysis and hypothesis testing. This study finding has provided some insights that would likely affect students’ awareness towards using Facebook as an alternative learning platform in the Malaysian higher learning institutions. At the end,future direction is proposed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5056/43957
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning Management Tool, Social Networking, Education, Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H62 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Khaliq Ahmad
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 15:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43957

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