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Social network sites as educational factors

Ebrahimpour, A. and Rajabali, F. and Yazdanfar, F. and Azarbad, R. and Nodeh, M.R. and Siamian, H. and Vahedi, M. (2016) Social network sites as educational factors. Acta Informatica Medica, 24 (2). pp. 134-138.

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Abstract

Background: In this present era, the technology development has established certain type of communication. Nowadays education as the fundamental principle in transferring cognition to the learners has found various methods. Recently the concept that social networks could be effective tool in easing the achievement to the educational goals has been under attention. Therefore, this investigation is trying to find out whether, the social networks could play role on the process of education among students? Materials and Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study was performed on 1000 students from 7 medical universities in 2015. The data collection tool was questionnaire that was approved Cronbach's alpha was 0.85. Meanwhile its validity was confirmed too. The obtained data were analyzed by the descriptive statistic, ANOVA, Turkey and used X2 SPSS-19. Results: In this investigation, 940 subjects were under study. 85 used daily the social network. The highest usage was attributed to the Telegram. 52 preferred image suitable for transferring of information. Even though, 73 believed that these networks have significant effects on coordinating of students with in university charges. Conclusion: Considering the findings of the present study, it is proposed that the universities integrate the social networks in the education programs and recognize it as the awareness factor, therefore benefit it in the educational affairs. © 2016 Alireza Ebrahimpour, Farnaz Rajabali, Fatemeh Yazdanfar, Reza Azarbad, Majid Rezaei Nodeh, Hasan Siamian, Mohammad Vahedi.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: analysis of variance; awareness; Cronbach alpha coefficient; data analysis software; education program; human; major clinical study; questionnaire; social network; student; Turkey (republic); university; validity
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 05:42
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2016 11:05
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4628

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