Factors influencing the use of social media in adult learning experience

Ahmad, Masitah and Hussin, Norhayati and Zulkarnain, Syafiq and Mahdin, Hairulnizam and Md Fudzee, Mohd Farhan (2017) Factors influencing the use of social media in adult learning experience. In: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Recent Advances on Soft Computing and Data Mining, 549 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 579-588. ISBN 9783319512792

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Official URL: DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-51281-5_58

Abstract

The uses of social media are very popular nowadays as a platform of informations exchanges among the users. It has been used to support e-learning, where lecturers uploading lecture notes and tutorial videos on a group page that joined by their students. For young generations, this is something that they expect from their lecturer. However it is different with adult learner who are not all used to today’s technologies. This paper study the factors of that influenced the use of social media in adult learning. By understanding the factors, practitioners can used it as a basis to build a more specific social media tools that is intended for adult learner. To understand the factors, a survey has been distributed to a group of postgraduate students, and the data is analyzed by using IBM SPSS 2.0. The research suggested that technology acceptance factor as most dominant factor among the others that influenced the use of social media in adult learning. The results of study also suggested there is significant relationship of all factors specified.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:adult learning; social media; technology acceptance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Web Technology
ID Code:9604
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:24 Dec 2017 21:10
Last Modified:24 Dec 2017 21:10

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