Paper Details
Title Using Social Media as One of Learning Tool: Facebook Enhances Learning Practices among Higher Learning Students in Malaysia
AuthorsASLINDA MOHD SHAHRIL, RASIDAH HAMID, SABRINA TARMUDI, CHEMAH TAMBY CHIK and ISMAYAZA NOH
Abstract

Higher learning institutions are beginning to embrace social media and realizing the potential power and implications for a new learning model. The emergence of social media has impacted significantly on how students learn and the way instructors teach and share knowledge and information. This study was conducted at Faculty Hotel and Tourism Management, Selangor branch, Puncak Alam campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Respondents for the study were first year undergraduate students who enrolled in Housekeeping course. This study would like to obtain information and feedback from the students on the new teaching and learning approaches using social media, particularly Facebook as a learning tool in terms of its usefulness and ease of use. An interview was conducted to 35 respondents and it was found that Housekeeping page created on Facebook is useful and convenient to the students based upon the students’ deliberations. Students confirmed that using social networks increased both enthusiasm for learning and motivation and should be one of the current educational settings. This study highlights the importance of social media and educators in higher learning institutions should take this opportunity to join and connect with these technologies that are already integrated into students’ daily lives and to design an innovative and creative educational environment. Keywords: Higher Learning Institution, Social Media, Facebook, Learning Tool, Innovative, Creative.

Pages 380-386
Volume 7
Issue 2
Part 1
File Name Download (155)
DOI 10.30543/7-2(2018)-7