Use of Social Media among Dental Students of Farooqia Dental College, Mysore: A Study

Adithya Kumari, H. and Ali, K. S. and Mahadevamurthy, M. and Hydarali, (2013) Use of Social Media among Dental Students of Farooqia Dental College, Mysore: A Study. In: International Conference on Open Access – Scholarly Communication Reincarnated: A Futuristic Approach, 19-20 Aug 2013, Bangalore University.

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Social Media has become a popular method for students to share information and knowledge and to express emotions. They enable students to exchange videos files, text messages, pictures and knowledge sharing. They enable students. They provide an opportunity for students to improve social networking and learning processes, which promotes knowledge in society. This paper intends to identify purposes and most popular SNSs and to address the benefits, problems associated with use of SNSs among dental students of Farooqia Dental College, Mysore. The study used a questionnaire in order to discover the use of SNS. A well structured questionnaires were distributed among 130 students during the academic session 2012-13 out of 125 (96.15%) filled questionnaires returned 122 (93.84%) were found fit for analysis and out of which 3(2.31%) were considered unusable. The study found that major reasons for frequent use of SNSs are to find information and to interact with their friends. The study discovered that Wikipedia, WebDental and SciSpace are the most popular SNSs used by dental students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Information, Computer and Applied Sciences > Library and Information Science
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Library and Information Science
Depositing User: Swamy D
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 07:20
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 07:20

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