Social Media Use (SMU) for Teaching and Learning in Saudi Arabia
Ibrahim Youssef Alyoussef1, Mahdi M Alamri2, Waleed Mugahed Al-Rahmi3
1Ibrahim Youssef Alyoussef, Faculty of Education, Education Technology Department, King Faisal University, Alahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia.
2Mahdi M Alamri, Faculty of Education, Education Technology Department, King Faisal University, Alahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia.
3Waleed Mugahed Al-Rahmi, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, School of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 942-946 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7569118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7569.118419
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Abstract: This research aims to explore the factors of teaching and learning measurement through using social media, incorporating the literature of social media adoption on resource sharing, collaborating and communicating for educational purpose. The current research explore factors that perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEU), attitude toward use social media use have certain influence on adoption of resource sharing, collaboration and communication for educational use. Therefore, resource sharing, collaboration and communication influence educational use, while educational use influences PU, PEU, SMU and attitude toward the use (AT) of SMU for teaching and learning. Both the processes of collecting and analyzing the data followed the quantitative method. The main tool of data collection was a questionnaire that has been distributed among 236 students using stratified random sampling technique. The view of the students and their implication of social media use for teaching and learning were solicited through the questionnaire. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used as the main tool in the process of data examination. The results of this research were related to two main constructs: teaching and learning as well as educational use. According to the results, it appears that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitude toward use, and social media are considered powerful determinants of the former while resource sharing, collaboration and communication were significant indicators of the latter. Educational use, PU, PEU, AT succeeded in explaining 74.9% of SMU for teaching and learning.
Keywords: SMU, Factors for Modeling, Teaching and Learning
Scope of the Article: Web-Based Learning: Innovation and Challenges.