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Kirschner, P. A., & Karpinski, A. C. (2010). Facebook and Academic Performance. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 1237-1245.

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  • TITLE: Facebooking for a More Lively Interaction in Literature Classroom

    AUTHORS: Logenthini Mariappan, Abd Ghani Bin Abu, Ainon Binti Omar

    KEYWORDS: Facebook, Literature, Learning, Perception, Social Networking Site

    JOURNAL NAME: Creative Education, Vol.8 No.5, April 30, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Social networking sites appear to be the most widely accessed and they have been the new trend of today’s communication. Facebook as one of the social networking sites has captured the attention of educators and policy-makers as an alternative tool for language teaching and learning. The use of Facebook in learning Literature is considered as beneficial and interesting. Moreover it gives chance for students to get more understanding of the novel and its events. This research; therefore, set its objective to explore the use of Facebook as a supplementary resource for lower secondary school students to learn English Literature. Quasi-experimental design was used for this purpose and a number of 60 lower secondary school students were chosen using purposive sampling methods. The subjects were divided into 30 students for the treatment and control groups equally. The research instrument used was pre-test-posttest. The findings showed that there was improvement in achievement for treatment group. The study also examines the students’ perceptions on the use of Facebook in learning literature. The total number of respondents who participated in this study was 30 and the students’ perceptions were measured through a questionnaire comprising 30 items. The findings indicated that Facebook can be effective in learning novel. The results showed that via Facebook the students can widen their knowledge on Literature novel and the students can understand what the novel revolves around. This study recommends the use of Facebook as a Literature learning tool for lower secondary school students.