Title: Utilization of Social Networking Service (SNS)’s Features for Education as an Effective Learning Tool – Analysis of Nepalese Youth live in Japan

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 4
Year of Publication: 2016
Page Numbers: 166-180
Authors: Robert D. Boyd
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002224


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 such as 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, this research analyses the youths’ behavior toward social networking services; which is divided into 3 significant variables they are: (1) Communication, (2) Sharing, (3) Finding and Learning. Concerning to the above 3 variables, this research aims to examine the impact of SNS on learning environment of youth.