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Student-Lecturer Communication: A Content Analysis of Taking Part in Social Media

Halil Ibrahim Gurcan
Anadolu University, Turkey

Abstract—Social media had demolished the boundaries in communication and created a new and different medium which is more free and hard to govern besides the other media. It could be said that, social media became the prominent medium of 2010's. Especially with Facebook and Twitter, the aspects of communication and interaction became global. With its great and useful opportunities in student-lecturer communication social media also have some negative effects on this interaction. Besides having a supportive educational medium, sometimes social media causes noise in student-lecturer communication. This study focuses on the potential problems that could have happen in student-lecturer communication and discusses the possible accomplishments. According that, in this study, 220 student and lecturer messages will be examined that were derived from Facebook (120 messages) and Twitter (100 tweets) in May 2015 and will be evaluated using the content analysis method.
Index Terms—social media, student-lecturer communication, social media psychology, psychlogic problems

Cite: Halil Ibrahim Gurcan, "Student-Lecturer Communication: A Content Analysis of Taking Part in Social Media," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 129-132, December 2016. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.2.2.129-132