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IJSTR >> Volume 7 - Issue 5, May 2018 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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The Role Of Learning Through Social Network In Higher Education In KRG

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AUTHOR(S)

Mazen Ismaeel Ghareb; Zanyar Ali Ahmed; Azad Abdullah Ameen

 

KEYWORDS

Social Network, E-Learning ,Social Learning Netwoek, Web 2.0 Technology, Facebook, Edmodo and Google class technology.

 

ABSTRACT

With its total number of users (around 95 million) throughout the world, it is important to determine the views of academics who use Edmodo the leading SLN. Social Networking Sites (SNS) like Face book, MySpace, Cyworld and Bebo, which allow users to build communities and communicate and collaborate with each other, came out one after another and attracted the attentions of millions of people. There are a number of studies showing that SNS can be used successfully as a learning environment. The main purpose of SNS is not the field of education, and they lack some useful tools like library, quiz, assignment capacities, and so on, which are the main components of learning management systems (LMS) like Moodle and Blackboard. Moreover, there could also be lots of inappropriate contents in SNS because they are for general use. Because of the wide acceptance of SNS, educational web sites like Edmodo, Ning, and ValuePulse have emerged, which function pretty much like SNS. In the study carried out with the mixed method, the qualitative and quantitative data were collected with an online questionnaire. The findings obtained were interpreted within the framework of cooperative learning and the theories of “Diffusion of Innovations” and “Uses and Gratifications,” and the related themes were formed in Higher education in KRG.

 

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