A Survey the Relationship between the Use of Virtual Social Networks with the Enthusiasm and Academic Engagement
IntroductionThe use of virtual social networks as one of the innovative means of information and communication technology has been welcomed in recent years. Virtual social networks are used in various fields of political, social, cultural, educational and etc. In education, students increasingly use social networking sites to create and maintain social relationships and support informal learning practices and learning activities.The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the use of virtual social networks with the Enthusiasm and Academic Engagement among students.
MethodsIn terms of aim this is an applied research and in terms of methodology it is descriptive a kind of correlation. The Statistical Society of research includes all Allameh Tabatabai University’s students who were enrolled in the academic year of 95-96. 300 of them were selected by the Targeted sampling method. Research tool of present study is questionnaire of Enthusiasm and academic engagement
ResultsThe analysis of data has been done by the Multiple Regression and Pearson Correlation Coefficient method. The results indicated that there is relationship between the rate of use virtual social networks with the enthusiasm and academic engagement of students. (P < 0/01) There is a positive and meaningful relationship between the rate of virtual social networks and the components of academic engagement (cognitive, behavioral and motivational engagement). (P < 0/01) There is a positive and meaningful relationship between the rate of use virtual social networks and components of the academic enthusiasm (cognitive, emotional and behavioral enthusiasm) (P < 0/01) as well.
ConclusionsThe use of technology, especially the use of virtual social networks is causing Learner academic engagement, increased motivation, Enthusiasm and learning skills of students, The ability to quickly expand the content of the course and easy access for all individuals, personalized / individualized materials and virtual social networks can be used from virtual social networks in order to take of its advantage in education and learning students.
Iranian Bimonthly of Education Strategies In Medical Sciences, Volume:11 Issue:3, 2018
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