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Social media and its impact on academic performance among university students

Al-Rahmi, Waleed Mugahed and Zeki, Akram M. and Alias, Norma and Saged, Ali Ali (2017) Social media and its impact on academic performance among university students. The Anthropologist, 28 (1-2). pp. 52-68. ISSN 0972-0073

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Abstract

Social media has been suggested as an effective tool for the educational purpose. Therefore, this study is conducted on two theories, constructivism theory and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Moreover, this study conducted an analysis of studies dedicated to social media use for collaborative learning and engagement based on previous research problems of models and theories. In addition, this study applied quantitative approach, and the questionnaire was conducted using 340 students. The results show that social media use is useful, enjoyable and easy to use. Moreover, the students had a feeling of satisfaction using it. They believe that social media can be used positively and that it can provide significant interaction, engagement, and collaborative learning with respect to the Quran and Hadith, thus improving learners' performance. The results of this study also revealed the percentage and frequency of the tools of social media used for collaborative learning, sharing, discussion, and publishing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6153/63268
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Media Use. Engagement. Usefulness. Academic Performance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Akram M Zeki
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 16:11
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 15:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63268

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