Utilization of Social Networking Tools in the Learning Process by Social Science Students at Aligarh Muslim University: A Survey

Vaidegi D., SHAMIM AKTAR MUNSHI

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ABSTRACT

This study intends to understand the utilization of social networking tools in the learning process by social science students at Aligarh Muslim University. As this is a descriptive research, survey method was chosen and questionnaire was used to collect the data. The questionnaire was distributed to over 70 respondents (Both boys and girls) at social science faculty, but managed to collect 60 of them. The finding revealed that 86.66% students that they were using social networking tools for academic/learning purposes. This study proved that social networking tools were made a great impact on the students learning such as opportunity to students that they can link with their peers through they were clear their doubts, opinions and thoughts about their subject matter.


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Social Networking Tools; Learning; Information Technology; Social Science Student; Aligarh Muslim University.

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