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dc.contributor.authorNel, Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-12T00:31:20Z
dc.date.available2016-08-12T00:31:20Z
dc.date.issued2016-02
dc.identifier.isbn9781922069955
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3539
dc.description.abstractAcademics and students across the globe are increasingly using social media and social connections for educational purposes. This paper focusses on a comparison of particular countries regarding the use of social media in teaching by academics and whether they can utilize this platform for effective communication to engage students in learning activities as well. The objective is to identify the usage of social media tools by academics by comparing a multi developed country study (comprising the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Continental Europe and Canada) and a separate developing country study being South Africa. The data was obtained by using SurveyMonkey and executed during 2014 at tertiary educational institutions. For the developing country 204 usable responses were obtained and 711 responses from the developed countries. Suggestions are made regarding the educational environment using social media tools. It is concluded that academics are communicating with students in a positive way via the use of social media tools for educational purposes, but that much scope exists to improve the use of social media for educational purposes by academics. There are also some differences in the use of social media by academics when comparing the developing country and developed countries.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherWorld Business Instituteen_NZ
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen_NZ
dc.subjectAustraliaen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectEuropeen_NZ
dc.subjectCanadaen_NZ
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_NZ
dc.subjectdeveloped countriesen_NZ
dc.subjectdeveloping countriesen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial mediaen_NZ
dc.subjectacademicsen_NZ
dc.subjectelearningen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial networksen_NZ
dc.titleSocial media usage by academics : some comparisons from a developing country and developed countries’ perspectivesen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeWhat social media are used by academics as a lecturing tool?en_NZ
dc.title.alternativeWhat type of social media is used by academics to enhance student learning?en_NZ
dc.title.alternativeAre there differences between academics in a developing country and developed countries regarding the use of social media tools?en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderWorld Business Instituteen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communicationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNel, P. S. (2016, January). Social media usage by academics: Some comparisons from a developing country and developed countries’ perspectives. In N. Jahan (Ed.), Annual South Africa Business Research Conference.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage1en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage11en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of Annual South Africa Business Research Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAnnual South Africa Business Research Conference 2016en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgWorld Business Institute (Australia)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgLondon Academic Research and Publicationsen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAmerican Research and Publications Internationalen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationTaj Hotel, Cape Town, South Africaen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2016-01-11
unitec.conference.edate2016-01-12
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58855en_NZ


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