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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FROM STUDENTS' PERSPECTIVES

2015-07-08
Celik, Ilknur
Social media has received a worldwide adoption over the last decade for various purposes from communication to exchange of ideas, marketing, networking, following news or celebrities, and even to utilization as a trigger for social movements. Hence, the potential use of this medium for education needs exploration. This study presents Turkish higher education students' current practices and perceptions towards social media, and its potential use for learning in higher education. An online survey was administered to undergraduate students in order to discover their perceptions, awareness and concerns and to investigate their current tendencies, beliefs and opinions regarding social media use and education amalgamation.