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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(3): 482-488
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.3.1829

Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: A Study of Attitudes and Perceptions toward Social Media

Kevin Fuchs* and Veronica Aguilos

Abstract—The use of social media technology to support and facilitate undergraduate studies has created a lot of speculation among educators and researchers. The fast adoption of social media technology has caused a fundamental shift in the way people communicate and collaborate. Students utilize social media mostly in their personal lives. However, its use in higher education for instructional reasons is fast-growing. The study aims to examine students’ attitudes and perceptions toward using social media, and the privacy concerns they may associate with the use of social media. A survey questionnaire was used as an empirical data source and the final sample included 197 responses, which were analyzed descriptively. The results revealed that the majority of students are aware of how to use social media comfortably for educational purposes. Nevertheless, concerns were raised regarding a lack of knowledge about rules and regulations, as well as an inability to control the use of social media for educational purposes. The study contributes to the discussion about social media as an educational tool and provides insights into potential obstacles and hurdles in its implementation. The article concludes by discussing the results and providing theoretical and practical implications for academia.

Index Terms—Social media, mediated communication, higher education, privacy concerns, undergraduate

Kevin Fuchs and Veronica Aguilos are with the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket 83120 Thailand.
*Correspondence: kevin.f@phuket.psu.ac.th (K.F.)


Cite: Kevin Fuchs* and Veronica Aguilos, "Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: A Study of Attitudes and Perceptions toward Social Media," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 482-488, 2023.

Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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