The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

The Use of Social Media In Education: A Review of Recent Research

Feridun Ozcakir, Okan University, School of Applied Sciences (Turkey)

Mehmet Fatih Erkoc, Yildiz Technical University (Turkey)

Sahine Ozcakir, Haydarpasa Industrial Vocational High School (Turkey)


Social networking sites a major category of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr, have become an integral part of daily life of people. With the widespread use of social media among students, instructors and researchers, there has been an increased interest in using social media to support teaching and learning processes.  As a result of this growing interest, various research studies are available concerning the impact of social media use on student learning and engagement. This paper is a review using a systematic approach. In this study, we conducted a systematic search of the literature, on social media use for educational purposes, and examined peer-reviewed studies published in the English language dating from January 2005 to March 2015. The literature search was conducted on March 10, 2015, using top journals of education and educational research category.  These journals are selected from 2013 ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports according to value of impact factor. Analyzes of the scope of the study consist of sample groups, environments, used technology, model of studies, field of studies, data collection tools, used statistical analysis techniques, article's countries, count of article's author.


Keywords: social networks, social media, social media in education


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