Incremental impact of time on students' use of E-learning via Facebook

Moghavvemi, Sedigheh and Jenatabadi, Hashem Salarzadeh (2017) Incremental impact of time on students' use of E-learning via Facebook. British Journal of Educational Technology, 49 (3). pp. 560-573. ISSN 0007-1013

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12545

Abstract

The majority of studies utilised the cross-sectional method to measure students' intention to learn and investigate their corresponding learning behaviours. Only a few studies have measured the process of change in students' learning behaviour in the context of time. The main purpose of this study is to determine the effects of using a Facebook group as an e-Learning tool based on students' longitudinal perceptions to address the aforementioned literature gap. We surveyed 170 students in a business statistics course. We also measured changes that occurred in the students' intention to use and use of e-Learning at three different stages. The model was tested at the beginning, middle and end of the semester using structural equation modelling. The results show that students' perceptions when using e-Learning via Facebook changed when they interacted and explored the system. Students were more familiar with the usability of the Facebook group after learning for a few weeks, and their intention to use and use of e-Learning via Facebook subsequently increased. The results indicated that social network sites such as Facebook can be used as complementary tools to expose students to course-related links and documents, which will create extra time for learning, when they plan to spend time on Social network sites (Facebook) and interact and communicate with friends.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complementary tools; Cross-sectional methods; Different stages; E-learning tool; Intention to learn; Intention to use; Social Network Sites; Structural equation modelling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
Faculty of Business and Accountancy
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 07:26
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 07:26
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21275

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