The impact of social media on social presence and student satisifaction in nursing education

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dc.contributor Appel, Susan
dc.contributor Cuellar, Norma G.
dc.contributor March, Alice L.
dc.contributor McKnight, Douglas
dc.contributor.advisor Houser, Rick Hollis, Holly Nicole 2017-03-01T16:58:51Z 2017-03-01T16:58:51Z 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001512
dc.identifier.other Hollis_alatus_0004D_11876
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if social media has a place within the classroom and can enhance the student's learning experience by tapping into a medium in which they are already comfortable and familiar, and interact with on a daily basis. Social media has the potential to change the overall dynamic of the traditional lecture classroom, opening up new avenues of communication and learning that lecture classes alone are not able to offer. It can enhance the learning of students by promoting a digital learning community. Social media is also a cost effective tool for the institution, as it costs nothing for the faculty or student to join. This study involved assessing 49 nursing students who used social media, or Facebook to be more exact, compared to when they used a traditional online learning platform. A learning community, a place where instructors can be involved in building social presence, which involves instructors and students in a site-based format that helps assist continued collaborative development, was built into the class (Linder, Post, & Calabrese, 2012). Learning communities provide a way for the instructor to provide information to students, and then allows those students to discuss among themselves the subject assigned. A digital learning community may facilitate improvement in the students' online social presence.
dc.format.extent 76 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education
dc.subject.other Nursing
dc.title The impact of social media on social presence and student satisifaction in nursing education
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies The University of Alabama doctoral Ed.D.

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