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Impact of Social Networks in Educational Media

Al-Said, Khaleel M., , Hattab, Ezz
Published in KoreaScience
2020
Volume: 18
   
Issue: 4
Pages: 230 - 238
Abstract

This study aims to determine whether student participation on Twitter affects academic performance. The key goals of the training course were to acquire social networking knowledge and skills and to learn how to share information, be productive in discussions, and create an interest-based community. The initial sample comprised 286 students from Jordan universities, 68.4% of whom agreed to participate in the study. Undergraduate students accounted for 73.9%, and graduate students accounted for 26.1%. Only 14.3% of the students chose the Twitter-based learning model. This is a mixed-methods study that integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches. The undergraduate students were found to tweet more and have more likes, while graduate students had more followers and were following more accounts. Moreover, 21% of the participants were the most active. Spearman's correlation analysis revealed a connection between participation in social media and student performance. Therefore, the results of this study may help educational professionals and education managers.

About the journal
JournalJournal of information and communication convergence engineering
PublisherKoreaScience
ISSN2234-8255
Open AccessNo