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A framework for the analysis of determinants of social media acceptance in higher educational institute of Pakistan

Raza, Ali and Chandio, Fida Hussain and Koondhar, M Yaqoob and Rind, M Malook and Shah, Asadullah (2015) A framework for the analysis of determinants of social media acceptance in higher educational institute of Pakistan. In: 5th International Conference on Computing and Informatics (ICOCI) 2015, 11-13 August 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Social media is being considered an important source in the perspective of academic learning in the educational sector.The scope of learning through social media encompasses broadening the information sharing through collaborative approach with the help of web-based social networking sites as the means to enhance the knowledge of coworkers, colleagues and other mates.Due to large scale penetration of social media among youngsters, it is being perceived to be one of the futuristic approaches for next generation knowledge sharing and academic learning.On one hand, learning through social media has attained an important value in developed economies but on the other hand, real benefits and future implications have not been interpreted and realized in developing economies like Pakistan.Educational institutes in Pakistan need to evaluate and understand the importance and the usage of social networking for the sake of its valued role in academia.Although research communities in the developing countries are paying attention towards the development of this sector in academia but Pakistan still has to go a long way in this regard.The aim of the study is to explore the significant factors which are affecting the delayed acceptance and usage of social media for academic learning purpose.This research proposes an integrated framework including some widely accepted technology models such as Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT) to determine significant factors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN No: 978-967-0910-02-4 Jointly organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) & Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU)
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media, learning, technology acceptance model and innovation diffusion theory
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 08:09
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 08:32
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15532

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