A1 Journal article (refereed)
Social Media Usage for Computing Education : The Effect of The Strength and Group Communication on Perceived Learning Outcome (2020)


Agbo, Friday Joseph; Olawumi, Olayemi; Oyelere, Solomon Sunday; Kolog, Emmanuel Awuni; Olaleye, Sunday Adewale; Agjei, Richard O.; Ukpabi, Dandison C.; Yunusa, Abdullahi Abubakar et al. (2020). Social Media Usage for Computing Education : The Effect of The Strength and Group Communication on Perceived Learning Outcome . International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 16 (1), 5-26. http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/include/getdoc.php?id=8598&article=2747&mode=pdf


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Agbo, Friday Joseph; Olawumi, Olayemi; Oyelere, Solomon Sunday; Kolog, Emmanuel Awuni; Olaleye, Sunday Adewale; Agjei, Richard O.; Ukpabi, Dandison C.; Yunusa, Abdullahi Abubakar; Gbadegeshin, Saheed A.; Awoniyi, Luqman; et al.

Journal or series: International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology

eISSN: 1814-0556

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 16

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 5-26

Publisher: University of the West Indies

Publication country: Barbados

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/include/getdoc.php?id=8598&article=2747&mode=pdf

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/69117

Publication is parallel published: http://jultika.oulu.fi/Record/nbnfi-fe2020050725658


Abstract

Social media has become an important platform where users share, comment, discuss, communicate, interact, and play games. Aside from using social media for personal, social, and business purposes, the use of social media has gained attention, particularly for collaborative learning in the educational sector. This paper examines the role of social media in computing education based on the use of WhatsApp social media group. Additionally, the study explores how social media usage by students influences their perceived learning outcomes. Given these aims, the study formulated four research hypotheses and tested using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling. With the participants of three hundred and thirteen (n=313) students, the study found a positive relationship between social media usage for computing education and perceived learning outcomes. In addition, the study found a linear relationship between communication in- group and perceived learning outcomes. Finally, the study revealed that social media positively relates to tie strength, and that tie strength influences in-group communication.


Keywords: social media; information technology; teaching and instruction; education and training; learning results; group communication; collaborative learning

Free keywords: social media; computing education; WhatsApp; communication; learning outcome; Nigeria


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020


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