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Title:
SOCIAL NETWORKING MEDIA AS A TOOL IN LEARNING COMPUTER SUBJECTS

Authors:
Rommel L. Verecio

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Rommel L. Verecio
Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City, Philippines

MLA 8
Verecio, Rommel L. "SOCIAL NETWORKING MEDIA AS A TOOL IN LEARNING COMPUTER SUBJECTS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 438-445, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=30. Accessed 2018.
APA
Verecio, R. L. (2018, January). SOCIAL NETWORKING MEDIA AS A TOOL IN LEARNING COMPUTER SUBJECTS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(1), 438-445. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=30
Chicago
Verecio, Rommel L. "SOCIAL NETWORKING MEDIA AS A TOOL IN LEARNING COMPUTER SUBJECTS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 1 (January 2018), 438-445. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=30.

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Abstract:
We live in a dynamic world surrounded by almost endless amounts of information. Riding the coattails of information is all of the technology we have at our fingertips. For as prevalent as technology is now, is it replacing real lasting education? Does technology have a place in our classrooms? This study aimed to assess if Social Networking Sites can be blended as a Tool in learning computer subjects for the BS Information Technology students at Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City. The descriptive survey method was used which involved a questionnaire, interviews, and observations. Two hundred seventy-six (276) students currently enrolled during the first semester of the school year 2017-2018 served as respondents. Results showed that the top 5 social networking sites that are preferred by respondents as a tool in learning computer subjects are Facebook and YouTube (100.00%; n=276), this was followed by Wiki (91.60%; n=253); LinkedIn (87.68%; n=242), Twitter (83.33%; n=230) and Blogs (44.92%; n=124). Further, this reveals that these are the most common social networking media deemed to have a cutting-edge learning technology which brought students with high educational implications because of its features that is scalable and accessible even the use of smartphones.