So, E-learning gives teenagers an opportunity to start early to help them in the future with self-learning. Thus, the internet has been a useful tool that is able to help the teenagers and the impact the Internet has made is significant through the amount of energy saved of finding information and to continue their education even after school when they are
Introduction The usage of social media among teenagers has increased substantially over the last few years. Social media has become so popular; it has now been accused of affecting the academic performance of students. It is believed, students spend valuable time on social media but not enough time on academics. Social media has also become a means of receiving information pertaining to homework and school work for students. This is one way in which social media show to be of service to students.
Furthermore, a study of Alakloby(2017) finds that 83% of the students believe that Twitter is beneficial with regards to enhancing their communication skills and collaboration with teachers. However, 37% of the students says that Twitter can sometimes be a distraction in their learning process (Alakloby,2017). YouTube is another form of social media site that gains billions of users. According to Mehmood and Taswir(2013), Youtube is one of the social networking sites that students commonly used when it comes to academic purposes. Monkhouse and Forbes(2015) claimed that YouTube can be beneficial to students because it can be a teaching tool that offers audio- visual resource in learning.
SOCIAL MEDIA USE AND MENTAL HEALTH ON CBU STUDENTS 1. Introduction 1.1 Background Information Using social media Web sites is among the most common activity of today’s children and adolescents. Any Web site that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs. Such sites offer today’s youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. Pediatricians are in a unique position to help families understand these sites and to encourage healthy use and urge parents to monitor for potential problems with cyberbullying, “Facebook depression,” sexting, and exposure to inappropriate content.
The internet has become such a common place and the way we use these resources has completely transformed the way individuals live today. Educators, too, have admitted that technology has become extremely beneficial in the development of students’ education. According to a study by IT Trade Association CompTIA, educators believe that technology in classrooms has a positive impact in the education process as it allows students to learn more in less time. In today’s world, massive amounts of resources and information are available through the internet and additional opportunities for formal learning are available through various online programs such as Khan Academy, podcasts, etc. Furthermore, students
Today, the use of the internet is an important part of students’ daily life; it has becoming a vital part of their culture. Pacheco (2005) states that the internet offers diverse sources of information for students to explore, such as computer-mediated communication, which take place in real-time networking. In other words, we have the opportunity to send messages and receive a response immediately. In addition, Troudi (2014) mentions that technology gives to teachers the opportunity to vary lesson presentation styles, as a result, it increases students motivation for learning, he also discuss that technology provides learning opportunities outside the classroom, therefore, it increase student interaction with the
Peer feedback on assignments and thoughtful reflections on content increase through the open communication and strong relationships established with peers. Social media also fosters long-term retention of information. A deeper understanding is developed when social media extends the classroom discussions and work. Using social media in the learning process will allow students to develop and share newly developed ideas, symbols, and ways of knowing. To add to it, Seomworld.com reported that social media helped students have a better direction of what they want, now they have ease of reaching to mentors in the same industry and people already working in their dream company, and get a taste of what it is like, which was quite impossible for students 10 years ago.
In present times, technology plays a very big part in most of our lives. It brings many things right to us with a touch of our fingertips, like information and online shopping etc. In the current generation we are living in, technology has been introduced to many of us and has brought us much convenience. For example, advanced technology can assist students in their learning. This can be seen in Nanyang Girls ' High, where top students have the help of iPads to make learning an easier process, as the technology-enabled environment will facilitate students’ growth in a 21st century world where they have to critically examine the finest detail of information presented before them with just a few taps on the screen and be active co-constructors of knowledge.
Educators who support using social networking for education say it has become so ubiquitous for students-who start using sites like webkinz and club penguin when they are in elementary school- that it makes sense to engage them this way There are few social networking sites which are educational such as blogger. Com where we blog our academics work and share them
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW Introduction The 21st century has impelled the educational environment into an absolutely new sphere. There are various innovative technological advances which have made teaching and learning more interactive and created a need for a more virtual approach to instruction. Social media has grown quickly in both personal and academic use and researchers such as Girod and Wojcikiewics (2009), Greenhow and Robelia (2009) conducted studies examining how online environments, computer based learning and integrating Web 2.0 tools have improved academic attainment for the new generation of learners. This study focuses on utilising Web 2.0 technologies and specific a Facebook page as an additional supportive teaching strategy.