IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE (A STUDY OF THE STUDENTS OF THE IBARAPA POLYTECHNIC ERUWA)

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ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of social media on the students academic performance [A study of students of the Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa. To achieve this, the survey research method was used. Subjects were drawn from the Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa, using the simple random sampling technique and purposive sampling. six research questions guided the study. Research findings showed that a great number of students in the ibarapa polytechnic Eruwa, had access to the internet. To this end, the researcher recommended that sites should be created for educational purposes as well. This is to create a balance between social networking and academic activities of students to avoid setbacks in the academic performance of the students.




TABLE OF CONTENT         
Title page
Declaration
Certification page
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of content      
                                               
CHAPTER ONE
1.1 Background of the study                     
1.2       History of the internet
1.3       Social network
1.3.1   2go logo
1.3.2   Blackberry messenger
1.3.3   Twitter          
1.3.4   Facebook
1.4       Brief history of the ibarapa polytechnic Eruwa
1.5       Statement of the problem
1.6       Objectives of the study
1.7       Research questions
1.8       Scope of the study
1.9       Significance/ justification of the study
1.10    Definition of key terms
CHAPTER TWO
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Review of concepts
2.2.1 The concept of mass media
2.2.2   Classification of the media
2.3       Definition of mass communication
2.3.1   Characteristics of mass communication
2.3.2   Functions of mass media
2.3.3   Social effects of the media
2.4       Communication
2.5       The concept of internet
2.5.1   Features of the internet
2.5.2   Social effect of the internet
2.6        The concept of social media
2.6.1   Mobile social media
2.6.2   The concept of social networking site or services
2.6.3   Social impact
2.6.4   Features
2.6.5   Social network and education
2.6.6   Constraints of social networking in education
2.6.7   Social networking and Nigeria
2.7       Review of related studies
2.8       Theoretical framework
2.8.1   Diffusion of innovation theory
2.8.2   Uses and gratification theory
2.9       Summary of literature review
CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
3.1       Introduction
3.2       Research design
3.3       Population of the study
3.4       Sampling technique/ sample size
3.5       Description of research instrument
3.6       Validity of data gathering instrument
3.7       Method of data collection
3.8       Method of data analysis
CHAPTER FOUR
Data presentation and analysis
4.1       Introduction
4.2       Analysis of demographic data
4.3       Discussion of findings
CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Summary of findings
5.3 Conclusion
5.4 Recommendation
5.5 Suggestion for further studies
References
Questionnaire



CHAPTER ONE
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Modern Technology in communication no doubt has turned the entire world into a “Global Village”. But as it is, technology like two sides of a coin, bring with it both the negative and positive sides. It helps people to be better informed, enlightened, and keeping abreast with world developments. Technology exposes mankind to a better way of doing things.
The world’s first commercial space communication company created by the United State Congress in 1962 was the communication satellite corporation (COMSAT). In 1964, the United State Government and eleven (11) foreign Nations signed a space communication pact. The partnership was known as “International Telecommunication Satellite Organization (INTELSAT). The internet known as the worlds “Information Super Highway” is a worldwide assemblage of Inter- Connected Computer Networks (Andrew, 2005).
In the view of Paul (2010, p.301), internet is a massive “network of networks”, a networking infrastructure which connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with each other as long as they are both connected to internet. The network consist of local area network (LAN), connecting computers in the same building while wide area network (WANs) connecting several LANs in different locations. It connects both private, commercial, Government and Academic network including a grown number of home computer. (Retrieved September 2015) www.webopedia.com/Did you know/internet/2002/web-vs.-internet-asp).
According to Andrew (2005, p.284), “Information travels over the internet through a variety of language known as “Protocols”. The term “internet” is actually a short form for “internet networks”, which implies that internet is a network of computer networks. Computer accepts data, process it, stores it and give it out when required. It became possiblefor people to chat from ‘terminals’ which led to networking. A line is the part along which resources flow, while a....

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