The Usefulness of the Popular Social Interactive Media in the Classroom

Sofowora, Olaniyi Alaba


The paper is an investigation into the possibility of using the popular social interactive media in the classroom in thedeveloping world. There has been different school of thoughts about the usefulness of the interactive social media.The question being widely asked today is, can these popular social media be used constructively in the classroom.This study is therefore designed to provide empirical answer to the above widely asked question. The studyemployed descriptive survey design. A sample of 500 participants was selected using stratified sampling technique.A questionnaire tagged “PUSIM” was used to collect data for the study. It was tested for internal consistency and areliability of 0.73 was obtained. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showedthat the perceived benefits included flexibility, mobility of students and enhanced communication .It was also aneffective and innovative way of presenting subject matters. Succinctly put, social interactive technologies wereeffective in changing the image of schools, hence its effectiveness in the classroom to enhance flexible, creative andinteractive learning.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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