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Constructing a Scale for Assessing the Effect of Facebook Upon Self Directed Learning
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 1 (May)
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Ahmad M. Thawabieh , Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Tafila Technical University, Jordan.
Mohmed A. Rfou , Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Tafila Technical University, Jordan.
The aim of this research was to investigate the extent of using Facebook in self- directed learning (SDL) among Tafila Technical University students'. The sample consisted of 415 students (205 males, 210 females); representing all colleges and all students from 1st to 4th college year's. They represent 8.3 % from the total study population. The researchers built a questionnaire to measure the extent of using Facebook in self- directed learning among university students. The results indicated a low use of Facebook in self- directed learning (average=2.03/5, while the standard deviation = 0.60). They also indicated that there is no statistically significant differences (P = 0.05) attributed to gender and college and the interactions between them in using Facebook by university students in SDL. The study concluded that: Facebook is considered as the most popular social communication media among students. The results of the study indicated that a few number of students in TTU use it in SDL. The efficacy of using it could be through increasing the number of faculties who employ it in teaching different academic subjects
Learning, Social Media, Students, Self Directed Learning
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