THE IMPACTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES IN HIGHER LEARNING

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Mohd Ishak Bin Ismail ; Ruzaini Bin Abdullah Arshah (2016)
  • Publisher: UMP Publisher
  • Journal: International Journal of Software Engineering and Computer Systems (issn: 2289-8522, eissn: 2180-0650)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15282/ijsecs.2.2016.10.0021
  • Subject: Social networking sites | Facebook | social capital | academic achievement | Computer engineering. Computer hardware | TK7885-7895 | Computer software | QA76.75-76.765

Social networking sites, a web-based application have permeated the boundary between personal lives and student lives. Nowadays, students in higher learning used social networking site such as Facebook to facilitate their learning through the academic collaboration which it further enhances students’ social capital. Social networking site has many advantages to improve students’ learning. To date, Facebook is the leading social networking sites at this time which it being widely used by students in higher learning to communicate to each other, to carry out academic collaboration and sharing resources. Learning through social networking sites is based on the social interaction which learning are emphasizing on students, real world resources, active students` participation, diversity of learning resources and the use of digital tools to deliver meaningful learning. Many studies found the positive, neutral and negative impact of social networking sites on academic performance. Thus, this study will determine the relationship between Facebook usage and academic achievement. Also, it will investigate the association of social capital and academic collaboration to Facebook usage.
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