publication . Article . 2017

Social Network Misuse in the Classroom and Its Impact on Male Student Motivation in UAE Tertiary Education

Sultan A. Alkaabi; Peter Albion; Petrea Redmond;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: IAFOR Journal of Education (issn: 2187-0594, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The International Academic Forum
This paper presents data obtained from focus groups conducted to investigate male students’ experiences in higher education in the United Arab Emirates. Among the issues discussed by students was the impact of social networks addiction on student motivation and this paper focuses on that issue. Thirteen focus groups were conducted with 83 English as a Foreign Language male students at four government campuses including United Arab Emirates University at Al Ain Campus, Higher College of Technology at Ras Al-Khaima Campus, and two campuses (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) of Zayed University. Students access social network sites for both educational and non-educational aspec...
free text keywords: Theory and practice of education, social networks, focus groups, motivation, self-efficacy, LB5-3640, Mobile Learning
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