This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-6, 2019
Area
Educational Technology
Author
Annette Munyiva
Co-authors
John Simiyu, Jackson Too
Org/Univ
University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya, Kenya
Pub. Date
08 November, 2019
Paper ID
V5I6-1151
Publisher
Keywords
Social media, Social network, Academic performance, Distraction, Internet addiction, Cybercrime, Learning activities, Networking, Collaborative learning

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Annette Munyiva, John Simiyu, Jackson Too. The influence of social media tools on public universities in Kenya, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Annette Munyiva, John Simiyu, Jackson Too (2019). The influence of social media tools on public universities in Kenya. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(6) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Annette Munyiva, John Simiyu, Jackson Too. "The influence of social media tools on public universities in Kenya." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.6 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Students in public universities are among the most active users of social media tools and platforms. There is little research data on the influence of social media on public universities in Kenya. It is critical to study how social media affects the wellbeing and academics of public university students in Kenya. The objective is to determine the influence of social media on public universities in Kenya. The research utilized a qualitative research design facilitated by a systematic literature review methodology. Findings from 12 studies were comparatively analyzed to determine the degree of conformity in a bid to answer the research question. The findings included that the influence of social media on a student’s wellbeing and academics depends on the student’s engagement in social media activities and consumption of the corresponding content. Social media can be an educational resource, enhance engagement, communication, and participation in classroom activities, and improve professional networking. Social media can also be a source of distraction and cybercrime besides the fact that it can also lead to addiction. The influence of social media on public universities in Kenya depends on the students’ engagement with social media activities and content. Educators, higher education administrators, and parents should monitor and control how students use social media content.
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