Enhancing Students' Motivation using Facebook and SMS with Google Spreadsheets Support: A Comparative Study

Chantorn Chaiprasurt

Abstract

To the widespread use of wireless technologies, increased portable mobile devices and communication contributes to stimulate and encourage group sharing among instructors and students in the learning environments. Apt applications to boost old   face-to-face teaching were examined, which are SMS, Facebook and Google Spreadsheets. A research was used to actual analyze the influence on their interests. It took place over a period of 14 weeks, and the sample consisted of 42 students   in Information Technology for Social Network class. Three groups were involved, control (only supported by Google Spreadsheets), the first group (supported by Google Spreadsheets and SMS), and the second group (supported by Google Spreadsheets and Facebook). The effect of the applications, the results of subjective (attention, relevance, confidence, satisfaction and social ability) and objective assessment (engagement and academic performance) were compared among the three groups,  and by  using Google Spreadsheets  with SMS, and with Facebook were effective in improving their motivation. Notable difference in overall was, students preferred Google spreadsheets with SMS, where it enhanced their motivation when merge into learning.

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