Studentsí use of Facebook in King Saud University

Mohamed S H AL Moshaikeh
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Facebook technology has been used recently in many areas, including educational technology. This area is important for education as it needs this technology, in particular social networks, to facilitate the learning processes and activities. Facebook is a very popular social network platform which may promote learning in higher education.

This study aims to examine students’ attitudes towards Facebook and how they use it to enhance their learning of educational technology courses. A questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 60 randomly selected higher education students. The results show that the participants have the opportunity to use Facebook, and use it frequently; and they show positive attitudes towards its use in educational technology courses. The implications for how Facebook can enhance learning in such courses will be discussed.