Dissemination of Scholarly Information Among the Research Scholars Through Social Networks and Media in Madurai Kamaraj University and Manonmaniam Sun

Dissemination of Scholarly Information Among the Research Scholars Through Social Networks and Media in Madurai Kamaraj University and Manonmaniam Sun

P. Pitchaipandi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1309-5.ch012

Abstract

This chapter tries to analyse the impact and use of social media among the research scholars in Madurai Kamaraj University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. The result of the study found that 66 (56.90%) were Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and the Residual respondents 50 (43.10%) were Madurai Kamaraj University. Thirty-three (66%) Madurai Kamaraj University were male, and 29 (43.94%) were male from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Seventy-three (62.93%) come under the category of 26 to 35 years; 22 (18.97%) were in the category of up to 25 years. Thirty (25.86%) belong to the department of management/commerce; 14 (12.07%) were from the department of education/physical education. Seventy-eight (67.24%) were seeing Facebook, and 33 (28.45%) of the respondents used Twitter.
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The most suitable networks for academic use, which type of activities may be most widely accepted among the students and which social networking tools could be most useful for academic purposes. The results indicate that consumption of social networks in the student population surveyed is very high. In addition, the students show a favourable attitude to lecturers using social networks as an academic resource. However, the frequency of use of such networks for academic activities was rather low and, on average, the most frequently used academic activities are those initiated by the students themselves, such as answering queries among peers or doing coursework. The perceived low academic support on social networks may mean that lecturers take only limited advantage of their potential Rajab (Muyingo & Ali Murat Kirik, 2017).

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