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Ellili-Cherif, Maha – Educational Research Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate female Arab college students' use of and perceptions about social networking sites (SNSs) as an English language learning environment. A mixed methods approach was adopted for data collection and analysis. First, a questionnaire was used to explore the extent to which participants (n = 182) were…
Descriptors: Females, Arabs, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Pumper, Megan A.; Yaeger, Jeffery P.; Moreno, Megan A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Social networking sites are globally popular. In the United States, these types of sites are perceived positively by users and used at high rates, which has likely yielded personal health behavior displays such as substance abuse and depression. Due to possible cultural influence present on these sites, it remains unknown if SNS could be utilized…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Zhang, Yan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: This study explores college students' use of social networking sites for health and wellness information and their perceptions of this use. Method: Thirty-eight college students were interviewed. Analysis: The interview transcripts were analysed using the qualitative content analysis method. Results: Those who had experience using…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Internet, College Students, Privacy
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Ivala, E.; Gachago, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This work investigates the promise of Facebook and blogs for enhancing students' levels of engagement in learning. This issue warrants investigation because there is little published empirical work on the subject. The researchers applied a learning ecology perspective to study the potential of Facebook and blogs in enhancing student levels of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Herguner, Gulten – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
Because an important period of time of daily life has been spent on the Internet, the way people communicate has recently changed. One of the most important reasons for this change is social network sites (SNS). It can be seen that the most adhesive users of SNS in Turkey which have gained an increasing global quality are students. This…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Opinions, Factor Analysis
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology