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Use of social media to enhance personal learning environment in learning of statistics

Au Yong, Hui Nee and Yeoh, Guan Gim (2015) Use of social media to enhance personal learning environment in learning of statistics. In: International Conference on E-Commerce (ICoEC) 2015, 20-22 Oktober 2015, Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA.

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A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) has been discussed from the past few years as PLE empowers students to take charge of their own learning to match their personal learning style and pace. Many students in tertiary education face difficulties in learning statistics and mathematical skills because of its complexity, lack of self motivations and learning supports. The objective of this study is to verify on how online learning tools such as social media can serve as platforms for PLE integrating both formal and informal learning and fostering self-regulated learning for statistics learners. A survey questionnaire was tested among students from a private university. Likert-scale type format and open-ended question were used. Findings from this study show that most learners are accessing internet. However, its use for learning was still low and required further improvement. Spending more time in social network was found correlated with receiving a stronger intrinsic motivation. Instructors should use social media integrated in the LMS with interesting course content. Results from this pilot study have contributed to the questionnaire for future full implementation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0910-10-9 School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education, Learning Management System (LMS), Open & Distance Learning (ODL), Personal Learning Environment (PLE), Social Media
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2016 02:17
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 07:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17529

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