Social networking sites (SNS) have been gaining attention in educational circles as a new frontier to explore, most commonly with the hope that these sites could be harnessed for educational purposes. However, as a relatively recent phenomenon, there remains a lot that needs to be investigated if educators are to understand and make use of SNS. This paper describes a pilot study of students’ perception and use of SNS among Malaysian university students. The subjects are 37 students from a social science faculty in Malaysia. An online survey is administered to these respondents and they took notes of items that need to be improved for better understanding. The results indicate that students are split on the idea of using SNS for learning and their usage patterns seem to suggest they view the sites as primarily social, and not learning, platforms. The respondents also made suggestions for improvements to the survey instrument before the survey is deployed nationwide.
|Keywords:||Social Networking, Malaysian Students|
Senior Lecturer, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Deputy Director (e-Learning), Centre for Academic Advancement, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Research Assistant, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, BandarBaru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
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