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dc.contributor.authorBarker, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorOng, Derek
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T09:27:27Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T09:27:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationBarker, R., & Ong, D. (2016). A measurement scale for students’ usage of online networks. Perspectives in Education, 34(2), 1-18.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/5218
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18820/2519593X/pie.v34i2.1
dc.description.abstractStudies suggest that students are increasingly turning to information and communication technologies as learning tools in which they can present multiple identities quite explicitly tied to context, knowledge and understanding within online networks. Hence it is imperative for educational institutions to understand how twenty-first-century learners use online networks for their identity formation and learning experiences. Through a systematic review of existing instruments, constructs and elements were identified and used to develop a new conceptual research framework which was quantitatively tested on a convenience sample of students (n=300) at Sunway University in Malaysia. Based on the results, a measurement scale was developed and analysed through structural equation modelling and confirmatory factor analysis. The responses of the students revealed they are more likely to use online networks for identity formation than for the learning experience and that there is a relationship between identity formation, the learning experience and the use of online networks.en_ZA
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dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectIdentity formationen_ZA
dc.subjectLearning experienceen_ZA
dc.subjectOnline networksen_ZA
dc.subjectStructural equation modellingen_ZA
dc.subjectKnowledge managementen_ZA
dc.titleA measurement scale for students’ usage of online networksen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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