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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(3): 224-228 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.228

Sense of Community and English Perceived Learning in a Social Networking Site: A Study of Facebook

Leila Karimi, Tunku Badariah Tunku Ahmad, and Rouhollah Khodabandelou
Abstract— The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between sense of community and English perceived learning in the social networking site Facebook. 27 students from multiple nationalities who were members of English learning page participated in this study. The data were obtained via an online questionnaire with three scales. Results indicate that the students have positive feelings about Facebook as a tool for learning English, English perceived learning and sense of community. low correlation exists between sense of community and English perceived learning.

Index Terms— Facebook, sense of community, English perceived learning.

Leila Karimi and Tunku Badariah Tunku Ahmad are with International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia (e-mail: l.k1385@yahoo.com, tunku26@hotmail.com).
Rouhollah Khodabandelou is with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia (e-mail: khodaband@gmail.com).

Cite: Leila Karimi, Tunku Badariah Tunku Ahmad, and Rouhollah Khodabandelou, " Sense of Community and English Perceived Learning in a Social Networking Site: A Study of Facebook," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 224-228, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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