Title: Youth Behaviors Toward Social Networking Service (SNS) and its Effect on their Learning Environment as Study Tool - A Case Study of Nepalese Youth in Japan

Year of Publication: Sep - 2016
Page Numbers: 55-67
Authors: Thapa Sakhila
Conference Name: The Fifth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2016)
- Malaysia


Information Communication Technology (ICT) is given as first priority in recent education system at global level concerning to the quality of education. It is impossible to imagine the education without including ICT these days. The inclusion of ICT in education has been seen as an important element, similarly the widespread of Social Networking Services (SNS) in internet technology have been connecting to people throughout the world and its prevalence is rapidly growing-up with popularity. Specially, these social networking services have incredibly effected to the youths. There are no arguments in relative to youths that they are using popular social sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram etc. as their daily routine. In recent years, social networking services have not affected in one particular aspect but in different aspects of our lives directly or indirectly. Among them learning behavior of youth is one of the important aspects, which has been effected allegedly by use of social networking services. To centralize the aspects of youths using social networking services on common issues regarding social networks, this research analyses the youths’ behavior toward social networking services; which is divided into 3 important variables they are: (1) Communication, (2) Sharing, (3) Finding and Learning. Concerning to the above 3 behavior of youth, this research aims to analyze the impact of SNS on learning environment of youth.