Educational use of Facebook by undergraduate students in Malaysia higher education: A case study of a private university

Lee, Catherine Cheng Ean * and Teh, Phoey Lee * (2016) Educational use of Facebook by undergraduate students in Malaysia higher education: A case study of a private university. Social Media and Technology, 1 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2468-2128

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Abstract

The learning environments in higher education are moving towards the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) such as social media. Recent years have witnessed an increased interest of using social media in higher education and this has created a growing phenomenon for the educational use of social networking sites such as Facebook, to create, engage, and share information among the students. This paper presents a qualitative analysis of the Facebook closed group activities of undergraduate students in a Malaysian private university. The analysis of data shows four main themes of students' education related use of Facebook closed group and issues relating to students’ use of Facebook for educational purposes due to its increasing prevalence in the everyday lives of students. This paper concludes with two main findings of the realities of students' Facebook closed group activity and the role of Facebook in students' experience in higher education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: facebook; facebook closed group; educational use; higher education; undergraduate students; malaysia private university
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Arts > Dept. Communication and Liberal Arts
Sunway University > School of Science and Technology > Dept. Computing and Information Systems
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 04:49
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 08:52
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1034

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