Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer
×
Español (España) | English
Editorial
Home
Indexing
Original

Social media and education: perspectives on digital inclusion in the university setting

By
Milagros Maria Erazo-Moreno ,
Milagros Maria Erazo-Moreno

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Gloria María Villa-Córdova ,
Gloria María Villa-Córdova

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Geraldine Amelia Avila-Sánchez ,
Geraldine Amelia Avila-Sánchez

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Fabiola Kruscaya Quispe-Anccasi ,
Fabiola Kruscaya Quispe-Anccasi

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Segundo Sigifredo Pérez-Saavedra ,
Segundo Sigifredo Pérez-Saavedra

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Jhonny Richard Rodriguez-Barboza ,
Jhonny Richard Rodriguez-Barboza

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar

Abstract

Social networks have become pivotal in education, offering opportunities for inclusive learning experiences. This study seeks to understand the role of social networks in educational inclusion by analyzing students' usage, motivations, and perceived benefits. It focuses on identifying usage patterns, main activities, and perceptions regarding the impact of social networks on communication, interpersonal relationships, and access to educational information. A quantitative approach was employed, gathering data through a questionnaire from 355 university students of the specialty of secondary education in Lima during the 2023-2 semester. Statistics on social media usage, predominant activities, and perceived benefits associated with their use were analyzed. Findings revealed high social media usage, with WhatsApp (96.9%) being the most used platform, followed by Facebook (63.4%) and Instagram (40.6%). Main activities were entertainment (67%), family communication (60.8%), and education (57.2%). Students also valued improved interpersonal relationships (31.5%) and access to information (69.9%). Social networks play a crucial role in educational inclusion, providing opportunities for communication, collaboration, and information access. The need to balance their use and address challenges like digital dependency, prioritizing student well-being in the digital age, is emphasized.

How to Cite

1.
Erazo-Moreno MM, Villa-Córdova GM, Avila-Sánchez GA, Quispe-Anccasi FK, Pérez-Saavedra SS, Rodriguez-Barboza JR. Social media and education: perspectives on digital inclusion in the university setting. Data and Metadata [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 May 24];3:299. Available from: https://dm.saludcyt.ar/index.php/dm/article/view/299

The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.