The Use of Edmodo: Its Impact on Learning and Students’ Attitudes Toward It

Abdullah S Alqahtani
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research  •  Volume 18  •  2019  •  pp. 319-330

Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students, and parents. This research aims to investigate the impact of using the Edmodo network among the students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University and students’ attitudes toward it.

The creators of e-learning systems have recently taken remarkable strides, including the development of a full range of techniques and means of communication. Social networks encourage collaborative work and thus have huge potential to increase information sharing among users, which makes these networks especially useful in academic and higher-education systems. Edmodo network is one of the main choices to be adopted in education process.

This research has an experimental design based on a set of online tests. It also includes the development of a scale to determine students’ attitudes toward Edmodo

There is a lack of studies on the adoption of Edmodo within higher education. This research is an investigation of the impact that using Edmodo had on students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University.

The findings of this research show that using Edmodo leads to a statistically significant improvement in learning skills among higher-education students. The results also illustrate that students have positive attitudes toward the use of Edmodo in their courses.

Adopting Edmodo within their teaching model.

More investigation on this topic with a larger number of participants is recommended.

This investigation provides society with better understanding of adopting Edmodo within higher education.

Further work should include investigations of this topic that include a larger number of participants with more diverse backgrounds. The challenges of using Edmodo also need to be investigated in further studies.

Edmodo, academic social media, blended learning, e-learning networks
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