Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Facebook Use in Malaysian Higher Education Classroom

  • Cheng Ean (Catherine) LeeEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_141

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Introduction

Recent studies have shown that social media technology plays a role in facilitating teaching and learning in higher education (Bryant et al. 2014). Social media is recognized as a popular social communication channel, and in recent years, there is an increased interest of educators for using social media in higher education as a technology-enhanced learning environment. In addition, the rapid advancement of technology, such as social media, offers new opportunities to university students for more access to information and interaction, increasing their chances of achieving better academic performance and affecting education in terms of pedagogical purposes (Laskin and Avena 2015).

The use of social media by university lecturers and students has been an interesting research area for educationists and social scientists. The Social Media Survey 2013 by Pearson shows...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication, School of ArtsSunway UniversitySelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Educational Research, Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sam Goundar
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information ManagementVictoria University of Wellington