EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Alfred. et al. (2006). Says communication is a basic human need and for that reason, man has always found a means of meeting this need either through interpersonal or mass communication. Unlike in the past, the people of the world are today living in a global village because of various breakthroughs in information technology. According to a Canadian Professor of English Marshall Mcluhan, “The world is now in a global village where the whole world is now compressed into a single electronic chat room”. Katz,(2009). Opines that information that usually takes many days or weeks to disseminate now takes seconds …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TWITTER ON THE READING ABILITY OF UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES

Twitter usage can contribute to students positively and negatively depending on the users and the purpose for its uses, it is on this thrust that the researchers examined the influence of Twitter on the reading ability of Bowen University undergraduates. The research is anchored on Technology Determinism Theory which was explained and related carefully to this result with the aim of given depth to the research. The research also used survey design coupled with 170 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Bowen University, Iwo Osun State who were simple randomly selected from which 153 copies were correctly …READ MORE …

ANALYZING THE LEVEL OF MEDIA LITERACY AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS

The research assessed the level of media literacy among female students of Osun State Polytechnic. It is of note that the media plays a very crucial role in mass awareness and mobilization. The research was anchored Uses and Gratification Theory while  Survey research method was adopted with stratified sampling technique. 250 questionnaires were administered and 180 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, indicating a response rate of 72%. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage data method. Findings have shown that the media has not done enough in disseminating literacy and enlightenment programmes to the audience. It was however …READ MORE …

NEGATIVE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

Human activities and events have been altered by the emergence of the internet especially in the last ten years. One of the aspects of life that has been seriously redefined is communication. Before now, people communicate with friends, families, institutions etc via letter either sent through a commercial bus or somebody travelling to the same spot; and later through the post office and other means peculiar to different people in different regions with no feedback or with a delayed feedback. In the search for better and effective means of communication led to the development of telephone which most homes cannot …READ MORE …