International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

Int. j. adv. appl. sci.

EISSN: 2313-3724

Print ISSN: 2313-626X

Volume 4, Issue 8  (August 2017), Pages:  154-159

Title: Use of social media networks in learning and its impact on students' academic skills: Case study of the computer science college at UOH

Author(s):  Sondess Ben Aoun 1, *, Houssem Jerbi 2


1College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
2College of Engineering, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia

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As social media networks (SMN) have witnessed an explosive popularity, one can affirm that technology is a vital part in today’s student success. This is equally true at the academic and personal levels. In this presentation, we explore the use of the emerging SMN in students’ learning at the College of Computer Science and Engineering (CCSE-female branch) at the University of Hail (UOH) in Saudi Arabia. We pose and try to answer the following questions: Are SMN pedagogically beneficial or harmful? Does the adoption of SMN by students have an effective role in enhancing academic levels? In what follows, we will examine how students use social media sites to learn. We will also study the academic impact of SMN. This s will allow us to develop and improve the usage of SMN for educational purposes and suggest various methodological approaches which can be used by university students. Furthermore we will present new methods and advanced online electronic surveys and statistics based on I-Clouding applications to measure the awareness of SMN’s, frequency of use according to the simplicity and rapidity students of SMN in learning and getting information, the influence of SMN usage on their academic performance, and their effectiveness in time and diffusion of information. 

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Keywords: Social media networks, Learning techniques, Impact, Educational purposes, Statistics, Analysis

Article History: Received 5 March 2017, Received in revised form 14 June 2017, Accepted 15 June 2017

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Aoun SB and Jerbi H (2017). Use of social media networks in learning and its impact on students' academic skills: Case study of the computer science college at UOH. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(8): 154-159


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