Usage of Social Media Among Information Technology Students of Alagappa: A Case Study

Usage of Social Media Among Information Technology Students of Alagappa: A Case Study

A. Alagu (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3559-2.ch006
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In this study, Alagappa University is used to analyze social media applications among many information technology students. One hundred sixty-three questionnaires were collected from computer science, computer application, library and information science, and computational logistics department students. ANOVA test, chi-square, and independent t-test were used to test hypotheses. ANOVA t-test analysis showed that the frequency of using social media relationship with the department at the rate of f= 5.192, statistical significant level P=0.002. This study reveals that students are using social media sites such as Whatsapp, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Information technology students often use social media for their educational activities.
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Weber, Alan S (2012) expressed that SNSs are winding up progressively universal, they are likewise ending up increasingly complex and many work on a free administration show dependent on publicizing incomes. The instructive uses have by and large been the consequence of the innovative adjustment of SNSs by instructors and application developers. Consequently some difficult issues of information protection, trust, and security have emerged since both the instructive, medicinal, and therapeutic training domains work in the U.S. under strict information insurance laws, for example, HITECH, HIPAA, FERPA, and COPPA. Notwithstanding, the plans of action of numerous SNSs as basically advertising stages and as methods for following on the web practices which can be adapted (with non-straight forward strategies of data collection and maintenance) raise some key worries for instructors.

Marisol Gomez Aguilar (2012) featured that the new mechanical devices (social networks, online journals, video stages, and so on) have given them the opportunity and capacity to share, make, educate and convey and have turned into an augmentation of their lives'. The Social Networking sites have various measurements and implications in the general public.

Chakraborty (2012) in her paper entitled Activities and reasons for using Social Networking Sites by the research scholars in NEHU: A study on Facebook and Research Gate' endeavours to contemplate the movement and purposes behind utilizing SNSs by the examination researchers of North Eastern Hill University. The discoveries of the examination demonstrates that the vast majority of the specialists from social science foundation utilized SNSs for instruction and research perspective and researchers from pure science deduce that Social Networking sites has nothing to do with education and research.

Leitch, S (2011) referenced about earlier research which was directed at an Australian University into the structure of internet instructing and taking in frameworks from a student's point of view and uses these results to center and preliminary the utilization of two social networking advancements in a tertiary training establishment.

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