Social Media and Quality Assurance for Teaching and Research Purposes
Keywords:Blended learning, E-learning, Quality assurance, Social media, Teaching, Research, Information and communication technology.
This investigation of social media and quality control in teaching and research was done. The investigation used a survey methodology. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education was the site of the investigation. All of the lecturers at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education made up the study's population. The study included 100 lecturers as its sample. For the study, the mean and standard deviation were used. In order to gather data for the study, a structured questionnaire titled "Social media and quality assurance for teaching and research purposes" was utilized as the instrument. Simple random sampling procedures were also used. Test retest was applied to measure reliability of the instrument and 0.84 coefficient was obtained. Mean was the statistical tool used for the study. The study found that social media sites like twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are helping teachers and students communicate and share knowledge and also carrying out research. Also, the study found that some lecturers have more than 40 articles published online through the use of social media sites. Based on the conclusion, the researchers recommended that lecturers should encourage other lecturers to use social networking sites in their teaching and research publication. Furthermore, social networking sites should be encouraged so that more publications can be done using social media.