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

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Ibtesam Fares. Al-Mashaqbeh 1,*

1. Department of Computer Science, Al al-Bayt University (AABU), Mafraq-Jordan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2015.11.07

Received: 26 Jul. 2015 / Revised: 15 Sep. 2015 / Accepted: 2 Oct. 2015 / Published: 8 Nov. 2015

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Computer assists learning, educational technology, Facebook for learning, higher education


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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Ibtesam Fares. Al-Mashaqbeh, "Facebook Applications to Promote Academic Engagement: Student's Attitudes towards the Use of Facebook as a Learning Tool", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.7, no.11, pp.60-66, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2015.11.07


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