The Impact of WhatsApp Utilization Patterns among Mass Communication Students of Saudi and Bahraini Universities for Academic Purposes (Published)
The study aims to identify The Usage of WhatsApp for Academic Knowledge in Gulf Tertiary Institutions among Students from Saudi and Bahraini Universities, applying to a sample of 175 students. The results indicated that the students used this application for many reasons such as: participate in discussion about assignments and research, publish some notifications and announcements about courses among classmates, discuss course Specification with the instructor , exchange the ideas about course project with my classmates, increase accommodation with behaviors related to academic performance, exchange the previous and expected exams questions with classmates, Increase my co-operation with classmates in preparing assignments.
Using WhatsApp as a Training tool for Arabic Language Teachers (Published)
The project was designed to assess the effectiveness of WhatsApp as a training tool for Arabic language teachers and to document trainees’ attitudes towards its use for this purpose. Qualitative data were collected from interviews with four teachers. The results showed that WhatsApp has potential as a teaching aid because it offers more privacy than other social media applications and allows sharing of various types of information, such as text, videos, photographs, and documents. The main limitations identified by participants related to internet accessibility and restrictions on the size of video messages/files.
“Hail University Students’ Attitudes Towards the Use of Electronic Communication to Enrich the Field Training Program and Solving Some of Its Problems (Published)
The study aimed to detect Hail University students’ attitudes towards use electronic communication to enrich the field training program and solving some of its Problems, at second semester (2016/2017). The intentional sample consisted of (35) students. To achieve the goals, researcher developed a questionnaire consisted of (33) items. The reliability and stability has been verified. The results showed the effectiveness of electronic communication used in solving some of the problems of field training program, and showed positive trends among respondents about the use of electronic communication in the field training program. Finally, in light of these finding some recommendations were stated
Social and Electronic Media as Correlates of Observational Learning among Junior Secondary School Students in Rivers State (Published)
The study investigated social and electronic media as correlates of observational learning among junior public secondary school students in Rivers State. Four research questions with corresponding null hypotheses guided the study. A correlational research design was used. The population of the study comprised all the 97,570 junior secondary school students in the 282 public secondary schools in the 23 L.G.As in Rivers State. The sample size was 2948 students. A simple random sampling technique using 20% of the 23 L.G.As gave 5 L.G.As 55 schools. The 55 schools have 7,374 students. The 40% of 7,374 students gave the sample size of 2,948 students. Four self designed instruments titled Whatsapp Use Scale (WUS), Facebook Use Scale (FUS), Television Use Scale (TUS), Radio Station Use Scale (RSUS) and Observational Learning Scale (OLS) were used for data collection. The instrument has two parts. Part A consists of the demographic factors while part B contains non cognitive and non standardized 50 items. WUS, FUS, TUS, RSUS and OLS have 10 items each. Face and content validities were ensured. The Cronbach alpha was used to establish internal consistency reliability of 0.89 for WUS, 0.81 for TUS, 0.78 for RSUS and 0.92 for OLS respectively. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to answer the research questions while the hypotheses were subjected to critical probability level of 0.05 alpha level. It was recommended among others that students should make adequate use of facebook applications to model after worthwhile behaviours and activities posted on the platform instead of for frivolities, Conferences should be held for the teachers/students by IT specialists on how to make effective use of whatsapp application through the download of educational events in order to achieve learning objectives