The effect of using Twitter in achievement and development trends toward it at the College of Education students at Shaqra University (Published)
Social media technologies and networks have become common tools of communication in today’s society. The increased use of these tool and technologies is largely fueled by the rapid technological advancements in the past few decades, especially the Internet. The rapid technological advancements have in turn contributed to increased globalization through which people from different parts of the world can communicate easily without geographical barriers. Some of the most commonly used social media networks include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. As social media technologies are used for communication, they are also incorporated in the higher education field and have significant impacts (Aifan, 2016). Twitter usage in higher education has increased in the Arab World, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and impacted student achievements. This paper will examine Twitter use in the education of university students in Saudi Arabia and its impact on student achievement.