ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ACCOUNTING IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

ABSTRACT
This project work was undertaken to survey the use of social media in the teaching and learning of Accounting in some selected secondary school in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area. To find solution to the problems which gave to undertaking the survey questionnaires were raised to check the availability use and the attitude of teachers towards social media usage in teaching Accounting in the selected secondary school in the local government areas of study. From the findings it was discovered that social media platforms are not available in schools therefore teachers teach the various language skills without the required basic aids. Recommendations were therefore made to the appropriate authorities to provide and maintain social media platforms in the teaching of accountingso as to enhance the promotion of learning among pupils towards improved yearly performance and daily use.

CHAPTER ONE 
INTRODUCTION 
Social media includes an array of internet-based tools and services that are designed to advance community development through relationships and information distribution (Arnold and Paulus, 2010). They further state that the tools offer opportunities for personal manifestation as well as connections with other users. Junco, Helbergert and Loken (2011) state that social media encourages teamwork and information sharing. Social media can be used in academic settings to prop up student commitment and expedite better student learning (Kabilan, Ahmad and Abidin, 2010). But it was noted by Skenazy (2009) that we think of phones as communication tools, but the reality is they may be just the contrary. The views of Davidson (2011) propose that people are adapting to fresh communication norms in an increasing digital world, learning to hastily attend to, process, and react to multiple and sometimes concurrent message. Given the several possible means that digital communication outfits will continue to impact practices of teaching and learning, instructional communication scholars should perform programmatic research to comprehend how these tools influence classroom communication and consequent learning outcomes (Schuck & Aubusson, 2010). 

Kuppuswamy and Narayan (2010) argued that the social networks distracts the attention and concentration of the students toward learning and converts it towards non educational activities such as useless and unnecessary chatting; but these social networks websites can be useful for education based on sound pedagogical use online social networking sites to serve as tools for supporting student learning for different educational purposes. By this explanation, social networks can be investigated thoroughly in order to provide different learning opportunities, so as to simplify the student learning processes. Social networks access via mobile phones increased the active participation of secondary schools student in the social life even during school hours. This trend makes leaning and understanding to those categories of student very difficult task. Therefore, this study examined the effect of social networks and its consequences on student academic performance especially in secondary schools in Nigeria. The issue here is not whether it benefits the student to interact socially via electronic medium without any barrier, but how it affects their studies negatively or positively thereby decreasing or increasing their performance academically. 

In connection to this, several studies have been carried out on the effects of social media on the students’ learning outcome in colleges and schools. The studies have recognized both positive and negative bearings of social media on students’ academic achievement in education (Espinosa, Laffey, Whittaker & Sheng, 2006). However the studies have not proven the effect of social media on students’ performance in secondary schools. This study will however investigate the use of social media in teaching and learning accountingin secondary school in Nigeria.. 

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM 
Recently, children of school age have been very much interested in utilizing various forms of social networking sites for their communication. Prominent among these sites is Facebook, followed by Twitter, in terms of patronage across different nations of the world. The youth who are the most active users of these social networking sites use the sites to connect friends, photos, videos and games. While some researchers claim that the use of SNS by students improves their academic achievement (Ovute&Ovute, 2015). Others argue that it has impacted negatively on the behaviour and academic achievement of the learners (Morgan, Grahan, & Hodges, 2012). It has been observed that most of the secondary school students in Nigeria, no longer take their studies seriously. This may be because, instead of focusing on their studies, they may either be busy chatting with their friends and acquaintances on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp or posting an update via Twitter. This ugly trend may distract the students from reading their books or being attentive during the teaching and learning process as they no longer have interest in learning. This is in line with the view of Csikszentmihalyi (1975) Flow Theory. 

The origin of research on the flow theory came about when Csikszentmihalyi (1975) tried to understand why artists, especially painters, became immersed in their work to the extent that they would disregard their needs for food, water, and sleep. This theory emphasized on holistic sensation that individuals feel when they act with total involvement in activities that they are interested in doing. It implies absorption in a task such that the individual is attracted and carried away by the task being performed. Therefore this study shall investigate the use of social media in teaching and learning in secondary school in Nigeria. 

RESEARCH QUESTIONS. 
For the purpose of this study, the following questions were posed. 

1. Are social media platforms provided for use in the teaching of Accounting in school? 
2. Is it through the government provision that the aid are made available, or is it the school authority concerned that make the provision? 

DELIMITATION OF THE SCOPE OF STUDY 
This study was conducted in selected secondary school in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area Enugu State. For out of all the schools were randomly selected and the schools include. 

a. Iwo road grammar school gbongon . 

b. Oduduwa grammar school Ile Ife. 

c. Anglican secondary commercial grammar school Ile Ife St peter. 

d. Anglican grammar school Ile Ife GbongonOdeomum Grammar School. 

LIMITATION OF THE STUDY 
Some of the limitation which researcher had to content with in the course of carrying out the study are as follows. 

Lack of adequate finance to the project of a satisfactory level of interest. 

Inadequate time to cover more number of schools as the available time had the constraint of mainstream course work lecture attendance. 

Inadequate source of material for review for owing to non-availability of time to extend the scope of research for such more enriching platforms. 

In the school under investigation, there was on readily expected cooperation, forth coming from the respective school staff. 

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 
The purpose of this project work is to identify the following. 

1. Making teaching and learning more interesting and giving student opportunity to participate. 

2. Examining the effect of social media in student’s performance. 

3. Identify some of the problem, which inhibit the use of social mediaplatforms. 

4. Offering suggestion on how effectively and efficiently to with the use of social media material. 

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 
The significance of this study is to examine the importance of social media platforms in the teaching of reading Accounting in secondary schools. 

This study will aid in spelling pronunciation and fluency of student in reading It will suggest meaningful way of handing the aid to bring about positive change in the student-reading pattern. It will also help to suggest relevant aid to be used for each of the class concerned it will as well suggest areas and how to make the aid available to the school that are lacking.

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Item Type: Project Material  |  Attribute: 53 pages  |  Chapters: 1-5
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