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Examining the relationship between the use of social media and ICT proficiency among secondary school teachers in Baghdad Karkh 2nd, Iraq

Al-Shamrri, Nadhim Azeez Sayel (2016) Examining the relationship between the use of social media and ICT proficiency among secondary school teachers in Baghdad Karkh 2nd, Iraq. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Social media is a growing phenomenon that is becoming more significant in academia and private lives. Looking at the conditions of school teachers in Iraq, being the users of social media, they are lack of ICT proficiency, which will lead to the creation of a new generation of ICT-ignorant students. In the research related to social media, social constructivism has been used frequently as a fundamental theory. Unfortunately, the relationship between the use of social media and ICT proficiency of the users had not been observed. Moreover, the previous research mostly focused on the higher education institutions and students as the object of the study. In recent reality, teachers are still having difficulties in using ICT tools, which means that there is a need to improve their ICT proficiency. To address these problems, this study seeks to examine the relationship between the use of social media and ICT proficiency among secondary school teachers in Iraq. To achieve research objectives, this study utilizes quantitative approach and a survey among Iraqi secondary school teachers. The findings demonstrate that using social media improved ICT proficiency among secondary school teachers in Iraq. The analysis and interpretation of this research can be applied to improve learning policies via the social media. This study concludes that the use of social media can enhance knowledge in working environments through interaction with peers, engagement and collaborative learning. This practice would have an impact in the improvement of the ICT proficiency among secondary school teachers in Iraq.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Constructivism Theory, Interaction with Peers, Engagement, Collaborative Learning.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 01:39
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 01:39
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6537

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