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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2015 Vol.5(12): 965-968 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.647

Contribution of Social Media to the Students’ Academic Development

Halil Ibrahim Gurcan
Abstract—Social media, throughout the communication world after 2005, has brought about the transformation of personal and social changes, specifically, among youngsters between the ages of 13 to 25 who use the social media intensely as a communication tool. Such an effect of social media is of great significance in terms understanding how they are utilized in courses and how students benefit from them in their learning processes. In this study, the case of sharing the social media will be put forward with regard to the relationship of teachers and students, that is to say, how they carry out their media facilities for their courses and learning/teaching processes will be under the focus.

Index Terms—Social media, students and teachers, social media education, technology usage.

Halil Ibrahim Gurcan is with the Anadolu University, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Eskisehir, CO 26470 Turkey (e-mail: higurcan@gmail.com).


Cite: Halil Ibrahim Gurcan, "Contribution of Social Media to the Students’ Academic Development," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 965-968, 2015.

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