Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, ICONQUHAS & ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia

Research Article

Social Media Usage for Supporting Learning Process in Higher Education: Student’s Perspective

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295411,
        author={Munirul  Abidin},
        title={Social Media Usage for Supporting Learning Process in Higher Education: Student’s Perspective},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology,  ICONQUHAS \& ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONQUHAS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={social media higher education high technology focus group discussion social media benefit},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295411}
    }
    
  • Munirul Abidin
    Year: 2020
    Social Media Usage for Supporting Learning Process in Higher Education: Student’s Perspective
    ICONQUHAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295411
Munirul Abidin1,*
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: munirul@bio.uin-malang.ac.id

Abstract

This study aimed to describe the use of social media to support the learning process in higher education from student perspective. This study describes how the use of social media among students and what benefit they got from the use of social media for their learning in the college. This study used a mixed method; quantitative and qualitative approaches together. The quantitative analysis employed to describe the students' perceptions of the use of social media in their learning activities and qualitative analysis is used to analyze the data obtained through interviews with several students who have been selected as a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to ensure the quantitative findings. This study found that the use of social media is a trend that can’t be avoided in today's world of higher education. Social media provides a major contribution in supporting the student learning activities.