Proposed research topic:
THE USE OF FACEBOOK: HOW DOES IT SERVE ITS PURPOSEAMONG THE STUDENTS AND LECTURERS IN ACCOUNTANCY DEPARTMENT OF C. POLY?
Background to the Study
Recently, there has been a growth of social networking sites right before the
eyes.Sites like Friendster, Myspace, High5 and the latest, Facebook, have users glued to thecomputer screen typing away comments and messages to friends and relatives. The term
networking site” brings the meaning of a medium in the Worl
d Wide Web thatconnects anyone with the purpose to socialize. The users range from primary schoolchildren to even senior citizens of 50 years and above. Throughout the years, other than tosocialize, it has been proven useful in so many ways, catering to health, social, and now even for educational purposes.There have been studies done to test and see whether the social networking site, Facebook
correlates to students’ grades and performance in their academic achievement. Some
of these studies are proven
true, that there is a connection between students’ grades and their
usage of Facebook but researchers are unsure whether it is a good correlation or not.And as of late, it is seen that nowadays, not only students use the social networking site,Facebook, but their lecturers as well. Some of them use for personal reasons; while othersand most of them too, use Facebook as a way to connect to their students online. Lecturersand
students’ meetings are now held in the virtual world, no longer practiced in th
e realworld. This way is of course easier and faster and much more interesting, but that is not allFacebook has to offer. It provides users with games to play, and socializing purposes arebelieved to be the main reason why students have a Facebook account. Thus, having anaccount can be useful for education purposes but it can cause a big distraction. Studentscan get easily addicted to it, which leads to the act of procrastination and later, delay of submission of assignments.Moreover, this resear
ch not only focuses on the students’ point of view, but the lecturers
aswell. There are lecturers who are known to use Facebook regularly with their students andas educators; the researcher would like to find out their personal views on this issue, as they are the ones who are responsible in shaping their students to become better and responsiblestudents.This research on such issue may seem unimportant, but addiction to Facebook may lead tounnecessary bad consequences, and students and educators need to see this and address thisproblem before it gets worse.