Title: SOCIAL NETWORK MEDIA: ANALYZING STUDENT INTERACTION IN BLENDED E-LEARNING SYSTEM AND ITS IMPACT TO LEARNING OF NON-NATIVE ENGLISH STUDENTS

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 581-592
Authors: Melvin Ballera, Abdalla Radwan
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2013)
- United Arab Emirates

Abstract:


This paper examines the use of social network media at three aspects in Libyan context. Firstly, to use social network media as an open network learning environment that provide interaction necessary for learners to support socialization and collaboration during problem solving. Secondly, to use social media as a tool to support blended learning in e-learning system and encourage non-native English students to express their ideas and fill the gap of communication problems. Thirdly, to analyze the interaction of the learner in social media threaded messages and its relation to group and individual performance. Quasi-experimental results indicate that there is an increase on the cognitive level of students at different level while qualitatively reveal that it helps deepen learning, memorable, have freedom to express opinions and lessen pressure and increase communication and socialization.