The Reflections of Lecturers’ Habits of Using ‘Facebook’ to Their Teaching Performances

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Number of pages: 492-501
Year-Number: 2021-Volume 13, Issue 2

Abstract

The Social media is one of the most important tools that lecturers have used in recent years to supplement their courses with different technological innovations. The reason for such a desire might be that the medium created by the social media is relatively more flexible than other systems and that the social media reaches numerous audiences with a higher number of users. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of university lecturers’ habit of using ‘Facebook’ on their teaching performances. The sample of this research, which is designed based on quantitative research methods, is made up of 112 members selected from among 178 university instructors with stratified sampling method, who were employed in the academic year of 2018 and 2019 at Giresun University the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Science. The data of the study were obtained through the FESTQ (Facebook Effect Scale on Teacher Quality) scale developed by Efendioğlu (2018). Minimum, maximum, arithmetic mean and standard deviation values were used in the descriptive statistics of the data obtained. Mann Whitney U analysis and Krusskal Wallis analysis were used because the data did not show a normal distribution. The results obtained revealed that the effect of instructors’ habit of using ‘Facebook’ on their teaching performances did not show a significant difference in terms of gender, title, seniority and the faculties where instructors are employed.

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Abstract

The Social media is one of the most important tools that lecturers have used in recent years to supplement their courses with different technological innovations. The reason for such a desire might be that the medium created by the social media is relatively more flexible than other systems and that the social media reaches numerous audiences with a higher number of users. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of university lecturers’ habit of using ‘Facebook’ on their teaching performances. The sample of this research, which is designed based on quantitative research methods, is made up of 112 members selected from among 178 university instructors with stratified sampling method, who were employed in the academic year of 2018 and 2019 at Giresun University the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Science. The data of the study were obtained through the FESTQ (Facebook Effect Scale on Teacher Quality) scale developed by Efendioğlu (2018). Minimum, maximum, arithmetic mean and standard deviation values were used in the descriptive statistics of the data obtained. Mann Whitney U analysis and Krusskal Wallis analysis were used because the data did not show a normal distribution. The results obtained revealed that the effect of instructors’ habit of using ‘Facebook’ on their teaching performances did not show a significant difference in terms of gender, title, seniority and the faculties where instructors are employed.

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