IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(6): 471-476 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.6.773

The Use of Social Media in Teaching and Learning: A Case of SSRU’s Faculty Members

Chaiwat Tantarangsee, Nithiwadee Kosarassawadee, and Aungkana Sukweses
Abstract— The purposes of this study are to identify types of social media platforms most frequently used by the faculty members, and to find out functions achieved in social media-based activities in teaching and learning. Samples include 31 faculty members, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU), Bangkok, Thailand. A questionnaire is used to collect data which is analyzed by SPSS program, and statistics employed include percentage, Mean, and Standard Deviation. The study discloses the most frequently used social media platforms by the faculty members in high level with average spending time of 3-4 hours a day include Line, Websites and YouTube, while Facebook is used in moderate level. Moreover, 3 functions achieved in social media-based activities in high level include retrieving contents for classroom instruction from websites and YouTube followed by presenting contents from websites and YouTube in classroom instruction, and contacting with students through Line. It can be concluded that the faculty members perceive the technology usefulness and the ease of use of social media and make use of it in teaching and learning in the form of social media-based activities.

Index Terms— Classroom instruction, social media-based activities, social media platforms, perceived usefulness.

The authors are with English Language Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand (e-mail: ceewattantar@yahoo.com, nithiwaseek@yahoo.com, aungko99@hotmail.com).

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Cite: Chaiwat Tantarangsee, Nithiwadee Kosarassawadee, and Aungkana Sukweses, " The Use of Social Media in Teaching and Learning: A Case of SSRU’s Faculty Members," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 471-476, 2017.

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