Social Media can help students increase wisdom in education thus it can also become destruction. In today’s world of connected learning, the impact of social media on education is becoming a driving factor. The world is getting smaller, and through the use of technology such as social media, the way we deliver instruction is changing. Social media has created many challenges ' not only in student’s education but also in the community. There are positive and adverse effects of social networking to students, and the jury is still out concerning the long-term effects social media exposure may have (Bruce Hopkins, 2016).
Thesis The Effects of Social Media on College and University Students Introduction Social media is a form of electronic communication which facilitates interaction based on certain interests and characteristics. The social networking sites are gaining a lot of popularity these days with almost all of the educated youth using one or the other such site. Thousands of people join social media networking sites to keep in touch with their friends and family members, According to Boyd and Ellison "people use social media sites such as Face book, Twitter, MySpace to create and sustain relationship with others"(1). Moreover, social networking sites are created to allow individual to communicate with others who share similar interests, information and friends. Most social network sites are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.
Furthermore, evidence concludes that 50% of students use online media to discuss school assignments (9). While this is a positive feature for students ideologically, it has not translated to production practically in class, as “students who use social media while studying scored 20% lower on tests” (84). On the condition that social media is used in moderation, it presents tools to discuss in class topics and the ability to learn outside of school; however, the overuse of these sites during studying has caused an extreme lack of production. Obviously, students are abusing the features of social media, which is leading to disappointing results in the education
(Aida Abdulahi, 2014) states in his research ‘A Study on the Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites Such as Facebook among Asia Pacific University Scholars in Malaysia’ that there are en-number of social media platform evolving in the present scenario; one among the used website is Facebook where the usage level is also increasing and having a major impact in academic performance of the student. This study examines the relationship between social network sites and health aspect. The future and career of students is on social network sites. more than being used for electronic purpose, it has turned out to be addiction to many students. from the 21st century internet technologies turned out to be more personal to many masses.
This can result in affective learning. Social media enable learners and teachers to share and publish information as a result of the learning activity. Social media can help the studets in collaborative studies and social interactions with teachers and other students. 2.2 Effects of social media on the Academic Performance of Students Research has revealed that students who are active on social media and prefers to get knowledge from social media are more grades scoring then those who do not prefer this method. Social media helps students to interact with each other in a better manner.
Facebook is the one of the most used social networking sites of today’s world. At the same time, it could bring a negative or positive impacts to the users. This study aims to investigate the influence of social media (Facebook) among undergraduate students on relationship. Whether there is significant relationship between the influences of social media (Facebook) in communication and attitude on student’s relationship. We are using quantitative research method as our research approach and simple random sampling method, after that we distribute 50 survey questionnaire to UTAR undergraduate students.
Social media has impacted formal education positively by improving on student’s well-being in school. Students participate in activities as never before because they get connected to fellow student and lecturers all over the world. Henry’s exploratory study of more than 1000 college students examined the impact of technology and specific aspects of psychosocial wellness. She found technological activities that contributed to more positive measures of psychosocial well-being and sense of community were social in nature (e.g., networking on a social media site, chatting with others online, or talking on a cell phone. Similarly, when motivations for using social media or other technology were social in nature, such as making friends and meeting new people, there were positive scores (Henry, 2012).
Thirdly, social media sites are constantly used by students to discuss educational topics and school assignments. They help students do better at school. Also, everyone can easily make new friends online. People are usually more open virtually and they tend to share all of their likes and interests. You can simply find people with common interests and form friendship.
Introduction The impact of social media has to some extent affected students’ academic performance both positively and negatively. Social media can be defined as platforms