Facebook the users, sometimes they use it

Facebook is one of the most powerful technological tools that can be used in educational field, it can encourage the student-teacher positive relationship through learning experiences (Mazer, Murphy and Simonds, 2007). Facebook is a social media which provides the update news and a communication application which can be accessed by many people. It is used in various aspects by the users, sometimes they use it as a learning tool by creating page or group for specific learning. Therefore, it is considered as an online learning that use the Internet to learn something virtually. Bosch (2009) & Piriyasilpa (2010) studied the effect of application of Facebook in classroom and found that it helped students to contact with their peers easily on social networking, this was proved that Facebook can be applied in language learning. Taranto, Dalbon, and Gaetano (2011) assert that the world is now becoming more and more connected because of the development of higher technologies. Classroom communication need to improve to get more effective learning experiences. Moreover, the program developers should make functional use of applications more matching with recent uses in particular of educational systems, and teachers who are using Web 2.0 in process of their teaching should have good knowledge in using modern technologies (Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes, 2009). It is not simple for people to acquire English language skills. To acquire the language skills, motivation and attitude are necessary because negative attitudes in doing something could effect to be lost a high motivation (Ellis, 1997). Brown & Al- Hezemi (2000) also stated that great motivation is from positive attitude, it is an important inspiration of learning a language, and good attitude on learning new language can boost the language competency higher as well. Gamble and Wilkins’ (2014) studied about students’ perceptions and attitudes of participating in activities through Facebook for language learning. Their findings showed the change after the completion of study, the positive attitudes onto most activities for language learning were a little increase, however, the attitudes towards using Facebook in a learning environment were overlapped. Huang’s (2012) studied college students’ perceptions of Facebook as an informal learning environment, tried to figure out how the features of Facebook motivate students’ learning, and their interest of using it. The result revealed that interest and motivated actions on Facebook are relevant to each other because students mostly read and reply to posts those related to their learning and in which they are interested personally.  In conclusion, regarding to the literature reviews and some related previous studies by many researchers mentioned in above can be revealed several significant results that contribute to the current knowledge of social network site. Their findings, consistent with those previous studies, confirmed students’ good perceptions and favorable attitudes towards Facebook and its activities. Facebook can be embedded in writing activity as the students utilize the features in Facebook to learn new vocabulary by reading the comments of the other students in the group, discussion in getting ideas for writing, and spell-check by peers. 


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