Effect of Using Twitter in Teaching Parasitology in King Abduaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Najia A. Al-Zanbagi Biology Department, Science College, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

The evolution of Social Web, particularly Social Media makes users interaction with Internet massive ideal proceeding. Web technologies have completely improved the Internet dynamics and allowing users to originate texts, images or video as well as to share and participate through huge geographical limits. This research trial explores the Saudi girls Parasitology student’ behavior, understanding and effectiveness toward using Twitter in supporting learning and teaching aims. A main target was to raise discussion among students and promote learning via supporting student time on goal. Our innovative attempt followed guidelines lay in the Learning and Teaching such as Communicative Action Theory to increase the student education experience through strong connections and enlarge content sharing between girl students, for the sake of building social collaborative learning community. By using this method, we found different girl student comprehension of using Twitter, some have very positive views to be as a tool for supporting lectures while some views consider twitter have small interest to the students own learning.Keywords: Twitter, Parasitology, Saudi Arabia, Social Media, Communicative Action theory,
Published
May 19, 2017
How to Cite
AL-ZANBAGI, Najia A.. Effect of Using Twitter in Teaching Parasitology in King Abduaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, p. 50-56, may 2017. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejser/article/view/2411>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v10i2.p50-56.