The Use of Social Media Platforms as a Collaborative Supporting Tool: A Preliminary Assessment

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

View Publication Info
Field Value
Title The Use of Social Media Platforms as a Collaborative Supporting Tool: A Preliminary Assessment
Creator Zabidi, Norsharina; School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Wang, Weigang; Division of Management Sciences and Marketing, Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), Manchester, United Kingdom
Subject Social media platforms, collaborative learning, collaborative supporting tool, tertiary level student.
Description Presently, social media platforms hold an excellent reputation as the closest subject and most comfortable interaction zone inside the learner's heart which makes it the most influential learning tool. However, the evaluation of the social media platforms usage based on student's choices primarily as their collaborative learning supporting tool is still in the small-scale study. Meanwhile, majority of the studies reported so far, focusing more on the usage of a particular type popular or famous social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on) as the collaborative supporting tool. This paper attempt to assess the use of overall social media platforms based on student choices, notably for supporting their collaborative learning activities. A questionnaire survey used for data collection from two universities in two countries. Findings showed that both of the universities’ students have actively utilised their social media platforms as their collaborative supporting tool with 'four times and more' usage over a week, where it is already part of their daily lives. Another result also revealed the students spent their time using social media platforms at least for an hour' in a week as their collaborative supporting tool. Conclusively, it implies that social media platforms are still relevant enough and play an indispensable part in supporting the learning process mainly, for collaborative activity context.
Publisher International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), Vienna, Austria
Date 2021-03-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM); Vol 15, No 06 (2021); pp. 138-148
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Norsharina Zabidi, Weigang Wang

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library