The Roles of Social Media in Education: Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Dimensions

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Exploring the use of social media to enhance students learning outcomes and experiences.

This research topic focuses on the effects of online collaborative writing instruction, social media use in assessment, wiki-based writing instruction, use of social media for academic collaboration, flipped course, digital-based flipped learning classrooms, use of social networking applications, use of Instagram feed-based tasks, use of Telegram, and the effects of social media use on students' emotional well-being in the context of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

The following highlights were found:

  • Incorporating online tools into EFL instruction had a positive impact on writing performance, motivation, and self-efficacy.
  • The Social Media Perception Scale for Preservice Physical Education teachers (SMPS-PPE) was found to have acceptable content validity, internal structure validity, and internal consistency.
  • Online language exchanges had a positive impact on the speaking skills and willingness to communicate of Chinese postgraduate students in an advanced English program.
  • Facebook and Twitter are the most dominant social media used in assessment, but there are key issues such as trustworthiness and technical support that need to be addressed.
  • Wiki-based writing instruction was found to be significantly effective in boosting both writing skill and self-efficacy.
  • Using Messenger as a platform for research activities was found to contribute to understanding how social media can be effectively used for academic engagement.
  • A flipped course was found to significantly enhance writing performance and reduce writing anxiety.
  • Flipped learning with the use of social media was found to increase learner engagement and critical thinking.
  • Positive Psychology has been presented to L2 education to consider the role of social networking in boosting EFL students' commitment and enjoyment.
  • Novice EFL schoolteachers in the Czech Republic had varying levels of appraisal and concerns towards using social media technologies.
  • Social media can be used to enhance literacy skills and facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Instagram feed-based tasks were found to increase EFL learners' grammar performance.
  • Using Telegram increased the motivation of the experimental group and decreased their level
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