Investigating students’ collaborative work to continue to use the social networking site

Timothy Mcbush Hiele, Andree E. Widjaja, Jengchung Victor Chen, Taqwa Hariguna

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This study examines the students’ online group collaboration using an online social media and social networking site (SNS) – Facebook. The objective of this study is to assess students’ group collaborative assignment using the SNS as a platform to share information, ideas, and other related classroom activities. Moreover, this study also assesses the students’ intention to continue to use SNS for collaboration and learning activities. A total of 127 students were used as participants in this study. Furthermore, this study employs a PLS-SEM using a SmartPLS software package. The results show that sociability and Facebook quality have significantly influenced perceived effectiveness. Likewise, both sociability and perceived effectiveness are important determinants of satisfaction. In addition, satisfaction positively influences students’ attitude to use the Facebook. The results also show that both satisfaction and attitude toward Facebook are significant predictors for students to continue to use the Facebook platform as a tool for online group assessment. Overall, this study sheds light on the importance of students’ group collaboration using social networking site platform. This reflects an onus for students to embrace the presence of online social media and social networking sites as the tools for a learning environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-386
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering
Issue number1.5 Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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