Students’ Perception of Employing Social Media in the Educational Process in the Light of Education 4.0 Requirements
Social Media in Education
Keywords:behavioural intentions, facilitating conditions, social media in education, social media networks, technology employment in education, use behaviour
The aim of this study was to discern the students' perception of social media networks integration into the educational process. The study was conducted in seven universities in the Northern region of Jordan. To achieve this goal, authors used the descriptive survey approach. A stratified random sample of 762 students from both genders and different disciplines were targeted. For data collection purposes, a survey tool was designed, which consisted of one polar question, one open question and a questionnaire consisting of fifteen 5-point Likert scale paragraphs. Results indicated that 82.41% of respondents showed constructive attitudes toward the integration of social media to the educational process and indicated their top preferred social media applications. Furthermore, the findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between use behaviour and behavioural intentions, as well as a significant relationship between use behaviour and facilitating conditions. Finally, the results showed no significant statistical difference at α = 0.05 between the respondents’ statistical means pertaining to students' gender or field of study.
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