Social networking sites: Tools that enhance learning activites among the postgraduate students / Alkasim Haruna

Haruna, Alkasim (2019) Social networking sites: Tools that enhance learning activites among the postgraduate students / Alkasim Haruna. Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), 7 (3). ISSN 1823-464X

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Abstract

Social networking sites are increasingly becoming an important tool that enhances the study of
English language. Despite its extraordinary growth in the everyday life of user’s education,
documented evidences have shown various studies on (SNS) as the dominant theme in the
academic cycle of researchers, teachers, language educators and students. However, many studies
have conducted on the application SNS to enhance the teaching and learning of English language
in the classroom context. Such as; WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, www.englishbaby.com, You
Tube and Instagram. This study aims to investigate how social media sites can improve research
activities and English language skills among Nigerian students studying at Universiti Utara
Malaysia. Research participants were 10 postgraduates and undergraduates’ students. Data was
generated through face-to-face interviews and was transcribed verbatim. The analysis of data was
conducted using thematic analysis. The findings showed that five main categories of themes were
emerged from the participants views and ideas on the effectiveness and impact of integrating social
networking sites for teaching English language. The study also finds that WhatsApp, Face book
and You Tube are the most common social media site that they prefer most. Finally, the paper
suggested that social networking sites can be incorporated in the syllabus to improve English
language teaching and learning.

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Item Type: Article
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Haruna, Alkasim
kiyawaharuna@gmail.com
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Teaching aids and devices
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
ISSN: 1823-464X
Volume: 7
Number: 3
Official URL: https://cplt.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 30724
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Networking Sites, Learning activities, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30724

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