Date of Award

8-2020

Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Media - Information Technologies: M.S.

Department

Information Media

College

School of Education

First Advisor

Yun Claire Park

Second Advisor

Debra K Japp

Third Advisor

James Johnson

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Social Media, Online Education, Students Sense of Belonging, Twitter, Facebook, Sense of Belonging, Online Presence, Online Community

Abstract

Social media was found to have a significant impact on the development of sense of belonging in online education. Sense of belonging is an important factor concerning academic settings and yielding effective results. Various studies have examined the role of sense of belonging in online courses and have found it to be significant in nurturing student motivation and achieving better academic results. Creating a better sense of belonging in students via social media counters the lack of active interaction in asynchronous classrooms and helps in improving retention and overall results.

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