Ibtesam Fares. Al-Mashaqbeh

Work place: Department of Computer Science, Al al-Bayt University (AABU), Mafraq-Jordan

E-mail: ibtesamirbid@yahoo.com


Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Computer Networks, Theoretical Computer Science


Ibtesam F. Al-Mashaqbeh is Associate professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Dept. of Computer Science, Al al-Bayt University (AABU), Mafraq-Jordan. Al-Mashaqbeh primary teaching areas are related to the use of computer applications in teaching and online teaching process. She has over 10 years teaching experience at the university levels for graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research and writing focus on pedagogical use of computer tools, and integration of specific computer tools into actual classroom instruction to support meaningful learning.

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Facebook Applications to Promote Academic Engagement: Student’s Attitudes towards the Use of Facebook as a Learning Tool

By Ibtesam Fares. Al-Mashaqbeh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2015.11.07, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2015

The aim of this study is to investigate higher-education student’s attitude toward the use of Facebook, as one of the social media tool, to enhance their education. This study was conducted on college students at one of the Jordanian higher educational institution. The number of participants of this study was forty five students who were enrolled in Computer Educational course. This course is either a graduation requirement for all elementary education major students or as an elective course for other student’s non-computer majors. We noticed that each student has created a Facebook Page to use for the class purposes and other page(s) for their own personal needs. The result of the study showed that the Facebook site is a useful tool to deliver course materials and support learning. Students have showed their acceptance of this media to communicate with others and to find course materials and references. Most participants felt motivated and enjoyed going through the course when using the Facebook site.

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