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ERIC Number: EJ1223234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-9714
The Use of Edmodo: Its Impact on Learning and Students' Attitudes toward It
Alqahtani, Abdullah Saad
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, v18 p319-330 2019
Aim/Purpose: Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students, and parents. This research aims to investigate the impact of using the Edmodo network among the students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University and students' attitudes toward it. Background: The creators of e-learning systems have recently taken remarkable strides, including the development of a full range of techniques and means of communication. Social networks encourage collaborative work and thus have huge potential to increase information sharing among users, which makes these networks especially useful in academic and higher-education systems. Edmodo network is one of the main choices to be adopted in education process. Methodology: This research has an experimental design based on a set of online tests. It also includes the development of a scale to determine students' attitudes toward Edmodo. Contribution: There is a lack of studies on the adoption of Edmodo within higher education. This research is an investigation of the impact that using Edmodo had on students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University. Findings: The findings of this research show that using Edmodo leads to a statistically significant improvement in learning skills among higher-education students. The results also illustrate that students have positive attitudes toward the use of Edmodo in their courses. Recommendations for Practitioners: Adopting Edmodo within their teaching model. Recommendations for Researchers: More investigation on this topic with a larger number of participants is recommended. Impact on Society: This investigation provides society with better understanding of adopting Edmodo within higher education. Future Research: Further work should include investigations of this topic that include a larger number of participants with more diverse backgrounds. The challenges of using Edmodo also need to be investigated in further studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia