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December 2016

 

Intention to Use Facebook For Learning Support: The Case of College Students

Mohd Zarif Mohd Zaki and Asad Khan

Abstract

The use of Social network site (SNS) has emerged rapidly as an ideal platform for social interactions. Facebook, the most commonly used SNS has become an essential part of almost every college students’ daily life; it serves not only as primary tool of communication but also electronic socialization. However, studies have shown that students are using such technologies more for social purposes rather than as a means of engaging with academic content. Thus, this study aims to identify the intention to use Facebook for learning support among the college students. Four constructs, namely, Perceived Usefulness (PU), Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU), Facilitating Conditions (FC) and Social Influence (SI) were examined against Intention to use Facebook for Learning Support (IU). A survey research method was used and data was collected involving 325 college students. The results of the study revealed that PU, PEOU, FC and SI were found to be significant predictors of IU. PU was found to be the best predictor among the four.

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A Framework for Library Space and the Satisfaction of Academic Library Users Need

Nur Aina Aliaa Ahmad Latfi

Abstract

In the recent year academic library nowadays are towards focusing in designing the library space as to increase back the number of gate count and circulation activities. Knowing the importance of various spaces that can meet the need of users, have made this initiative becomes the common goal of many academic libraries. Consideration on the entire planning are really needed in order to support the learning and teaching activities as to meet their users need or behavior of each type of spaces that are required. To know the need of space that are required by many academic users four type of space are been discuss in this paper in order to well known about the major factor that affect the use of spaces and also their need towards each spaces. Basically, the purpose of this paper is to propose the framework on the four types of spaces that focus on the collaboration space, individual space, interaction space and the community space which it can give big impact on the satisfaction of users need. Inside this paper also there is a section on the literature review that gives information to the reader regarding the library space itself. The previous study model and framework also been discuss in this paper in order to knows the types of space that regularly been required by the academic library user. Follow by that, the framework are been discuss in detail which focus on user’s satisfaction and the four types of space.

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