ENGAGEMENT TO SOCIAL NETWORKING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO EDUCATORS

  • Ethel de Leon-Abao Cebu Normal University
  • Helen B. Boholano Cebu Normal University
  • Filomena T. Dayagbil Cebu Normal University

Abstract

In recent years many students and teachers are not only very well connected with the print media but to the social/online media as well. Facebook, Twitter, Friendster My Space, etc. have become their interest especially in information dissemination among others. Educators utilized social networking sites for teaching and learning. This study explored the social networking engagement of Education students and teachers in the six universities in Cebu City, second semester of the academic year 2012-2013. This further analyzes and documents its opportunities and challenges to teaching and learning. Descriptive Study - Cross-Sectional Study was applied in this study. The use of facebook is very effective in order to collaborate with teachers and students. The use of SNS engenders opportunities as well as challenges in the all aspects of human undertaking, maybe it be personal, academic or societal in nature. Every individual is made conscious/ responsible in its utilization that would create a positive change in the world. Findings revealed that social networking has become a very good avenue to teaching and learning. The study concluded that Social Networking sites are beneficial to educators but it has also challenges and opportunities encountered by the educators.

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Published
2015-06-29
How to Cite
de Leon-Abao, E., Boholano, H. B., & Dayagbil, F. T. (2015). ENGAGEMENT TO SOCIAL NETWORKING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO EDUCATORS. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(16). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/5862