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ERIC Number: EJ1158708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
The Usefulness of the Popular Social Interactive Media in the Classroom
Sofowora, Olaniyi Alaba
World Journal of Education, v3 n1 p46-51 2013
The paper is an investigation into the possibility of using the popular social interactive media in the classroom in the developing world. There has been different school of thoughts about the usefulness of the interactive social media. The question being widely asked today is, can these popular social media be used constructively in the classroom. This study is therefore designed to provide empirical answer to the above widely asked question. The study employed descriptive survey design. A sample of 500 participants was selected using stratified sampling technique. A questionnaire tagged "PUSIM" was used to collect data for the study. It was tested for internal consistency and a reliability of 0.73 was obtained. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that the perceived benefits included flexibility, mobility of students and enhanced communication. It was also an effective and innovative way of presenting subject matters. Succinctly put, social interactive technologies were effective in changing the image of schools, hence its effectiveness in the classroom to enhance flexible, creative and interactive learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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