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Intrusion, Convenience, or Indifference: Investigating Attitudes of Community College Students Regarding the Use of Social Networking Software in College Coursework
Long, Coby E.

2014, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Ohio University, Instructional Technology (Education).
This study sought to understand the perception of community college students on utilizing social media as represented by Facebook as a tool in their community college courses. A demographic survey was administered to students in the researcher's courses and a group of six students were selected based on their survey responses to be interviewed. Transcripts of the interview dialogue were coded and responses were compared with each other as well as the demographic characteristics of the interviewees. The study found that the majority of community college students interviewed held positive preconceptions of using Facebook for purposes related to their college coursework. Five out of the six students interviewed reported that they would be open to the notion of using Facebook for educational purposes relating to their college coursework in the future. Their reasons for holding this positive preconception revolved around two notions: that Facebook is convenient because they are already using it compared to having to learn the Blackboard application for college use, contrasted with a mild disdain for Blackboard and utilization of the LMS being constrained to only when necessary. Further study recommendations include using larger sample sizes, studying across broader class rank and majors and analyzing student desires for different software.
Teresa Franklin, PhD (Committee Chair)
198 p.

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Long, Coby. "Intrusion, Convenience, or Indifference: Investigating Attitudes of Community College Students Regarding the Use of Social Networking Software in College Coursework." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio University, 2014. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 10 Dec 2017.

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