Social Networking Sites Support Collaborative Learning in a Ubiquitous Context

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Abstract

This study explores the behavioral model related to the use of social networking sites in the context of ubiquitous learning (u-learning). It was done by conducting a more comprehensive investigation; modifying, and developing the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) by adding external factors of collective efficacy. This model was then used to examine the factors that influence the use of social networking sites on student learning. The study collected ninety-three valid questionnaires and used them to test the proposed model. The results showed that collective efficacy affected the value of student behavior through perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, and, ultimately, it affected the dimensions of student learning behavior values. Based on the results of the study, it was suggested that instructional design should work by using the diversity and richness of existing social networking sites to enhance students’ perception on the use of information technology which is useful in learning.