Effects of Social Networking Media to the Academic Performance of the Students
Remedios Remedios C. Kulidtod, Nahida Nahida S. Pasagui
Remedios Remedios C. Kulidtod
Available Online August 2017.
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- social networking, social networking media, social learning theory, internet/websites, academic performance
- Social networking media has been the major source of communication between individuals in the world over, hence, the label cyber-world. This includes Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram, Flicker, Frienster, Blogs, Podcast, Youtube, Tumblr and Skype, among others. Users of these forms of media made use of such technology gadgets as cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and e-readers. Researchers all over the world have varied findings on the effects of these forms of media on the academic performance of students. Those students who used the media wisely, their academic performance improved. However, those who failed to regulate their use of these social networking tools negatively affected their studies which oftentimes led to their addicted use. In general, the study found out that the exposure of the IMEAS students to the social networking media positively affected their academic performance. Hence, the University must implement policies and projects designed for more easy access of the students to the Facebook network site in the school campus. In contrast, there is also this very disturbing finding of the study which disclosed that the students of IMEAS, University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Cotabato used the social networking media almost daily since majority of them answered to have used said form of media 5-6 days a week at an average of about 1-2 hours every session. With this data, it is recommended that the USM must regulate the proper time usage by the students of social networking media in the campus in order not to destruct with their classroom activities.
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TY - CONF AU - Remedios Remedios C. Kulidtod AU - Nahida Nahida S. Pasagui PY - 2017/08 DA - 2017/08 TI - Effects of Social Networking Media to the Academic Performance of the Students BT - 2nd International Conference on Educational Management and Administration (CoEMA 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 59 EP - 64 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/coema-17.2017.11 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/coema-17.2017.11 ID - RemediosC.Kulidtod2017/08 ER -