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Facebook influence on academic performance

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What I have concluded from reviewing these articles is that Facebook is not really a factor of whether it causes students to perform poorly on college tests. In fact, It depends on the students goals and achievements. What determines students academic success or failure is whether student can keep balance between Computer-mediated communication ad real life interactions. If student had a self regulated personality,  s(he) was able to perform well, and was not negatively affected by used of Facebook.


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12 Least Known Facebook Facts You Probably Didn't Know [InfoGraphic]

12 Least Known Facebook Facts You Probably Didn't Know [InfoGraphic] | Facebook | Scoop.it
Irrespective of whether you like Facebook or hate it, here are 12 least known Facebook facts that are interesting to some, unknown by most, and will enhance your knowledge of the largest social network in the world.
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This short article explains 12 least known facts about Facebook. One of the facts states that taking all the users  combined, 8.3 billion hours is being spent on Facebook monthly, making it a  second most trafficked website after Google. It is also the largest social networking website with 400,000,000 users who log onto Facebook at least once a month, half of these people log in daily. If Facebook were a country, it would be third most populated country in the world. Thus, for those of us  who spends a good portion of their time on facebook, it would be a good idea to reconsider how we manage our time and rather, get busy and be productive.



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Wise-full.pdf

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As college student I always wanted to know how much an average student spends time hanging out on Facebook. As I was looking for an appropriate source to describe Facebook I wanted to know whether Facebook has either positive or negative impact on academic learning in higher education. 

A study which was done by the Swinburne University of Technology had gathered data about how much do college students typically Facebook. From the results of the study it was evident that students use Facebook to socialize. When participants were asked "Why do you like Facebook?", 55.9% of respondents said that they use it to communicate with friends, 17.2% to communicate with people from past, and only 4.9% replied that it provides them with information. It was also notated that most preferred feature of Facebook is Wall (35.1%), then messages (17.9%) and events (14.6%). 

Additionally, Facebook also devours a lot of time. On average, college students spent 1 hour per day, while half of the respondents fell between 20-90 minutes using Facebook. There was one individual who had used Facebook for about  8 hours a day. The mean number of friends on Facebook was 352 and mean number of groups joined is 66.

Therefore, the study had concluded that though Facebook is good source for social engagement, it doesn't promote educational and academic engagement.

 

http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/hobart11/downloads/papers/Wise-full.pdf

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As we know, Facebook is most popular social networking website, with over 1 billion registered users. Facebook  is known worldwide and if you have an account, chances are that you check it regularly. The purpose of this study was to examine if using Facebook would improve students life fulfillment but lead to decrease in academic performance and growth.

The findings had shown that that those students, who had extroverted personality traits and used Facebook extensively had performed poorly.  However, those who were self-regulated were able to have better performance. Students cognitive absorption with Facebook had regulated the frequency and duration that students interacted on Facebook.The Facebook itself has little to do with students academic progress. What has had an effect on students' performance is the personality that student had, which determined how satisfied he was with life. The immerse use of Facebook lead to dissatisfaction, thus leading to poor test scores.

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Use Facebook While Studying, Get Lower Grades

Use Facebook While Studying, Get Lower Grades | Facebook | Scoop.it
Students should think twice before logging into Facebook or sending text messages during study time, suggests a study to be published in the journal Computers & Education. The s...
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This article makes point that human is not capable of multitasking. The study that was performed in a four year University has proved that texting anf Facebook has had correlation with lowered GPA. Having asked 1,6924 students about what impacts their grades, they got a response that nothing effects their grades worse than Facebook. When a student checks Facebook or text while studying, this has a negative effects on the comprehension. Thus, when studying for a test it is necessary to take note that when logging in on Facebook while studying could wipe out all the information  you've just studied.

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