Challenges That Face Saudi Female Undergraduate Students When They Use Social Media as a Learning Tool
Monday, November 14 4:00-4:30 PM Location: Edison E
Abstract: Social media in the classroom is no longer a hot topic for many countries because most schools are taking advantage of modern technologies. However, most Saudi students do not experience the use of social media in education. This study intends to determine the challenges that face Saudi female undergraduate students when they use social media in education. Moreover, the study explores students’ suggestions regarding improving the use of social media in education. The sample consists of twenty-five students at a Saudi university. The study was qualitative; a questionnaire and an interview were used. Two research questions were explored: What are the challenges that face Saudi female undergraduate students when they use social media as a learning tool? What can be done to make social media a better tool for education? The study revealed that challenges were mostly technical difficulties. Students’ suggestions regarding improving the use of social media in education were varying.