Role of Social Media in Education: A Teachers’ Perspective
ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Vol. 9, No. 2, December 2017
7 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2018
Date Written: December 30, 2017
The rise of the digital age has opened up great opportunities for people worldwide to connect with each other and access a diverse range of information. The Internet provides rich information resources which are very useful for various purposes in education, work and business as well as in keeping up with world trends. This study was conducted to determine the use of social media in education based on the perceptions and practices of teachers enrolled in Pangasinan State University’s Open University Systems. The evergrowing social media has the potential of improving the quality of instruction in education. Some basic features of social media could have a great impact on the development of the teaching-learning process. This study focuses on the role of social media in education for high school teachers in Pangasinan, specifically those enrolled in the educational management major at both master and doctoral levels. It sought to discover the use of social media in teaching by investigating the profile of the teachers, the role of social media in education in different school activities and the acceptance of the role and use of social media in education. The results of the study showed that social media contributes to learning but there are some disadvantages which users need to be aware of. It is recommended that teachers blend social media with other free learning management systems.
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