Implication of Social Media Technology (SMT) for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Jong, S.J and Hafizan, M.N and Ang, T.C and Chong, C.C (2014) Implication of Social Media Technology (SMT) for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In: 7th Engineering Conference, "Advances in Process Engineering & Green Energy and STEM Education", 8th -10th December 2014, Kuching Sarawak.

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Abstract

We have reached a new era of teaching and learning that are student-centered, technologically mediated and social rich media. Social media has gained the attention in the community of teaching and learning in Higher Education. It allows timely end-user engagement at low cost with high efficiency as compared to traditional communication tools. Nevertheless, it has subtly directing a new way we inquire and process information. This study aims to identify the implication of social media in enhancing teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses in Higher Education. We investigate how social media could promote Self-Directed Learning (SDL) and its impact in learning process among UNIMAS students through online survey. Focus group interviews with academic with diversity background were conducted to study the implementation of social media in their teaching practices. This study serves as a building block to understand the academic and learners‟ perceptions of using social media in teaching and learning in UNIMAS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Media Technology (SMT), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Teaching and Learning, Higher Education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawakunimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Abdul Hamid
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 06:23
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 06:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7237

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