Use of Social Media among Medical Teachers and Students of Punjab, India: A StudyAuthor : Shinderpal Kaur and Rajeev Manhas
Volume 8 No.3 October-December 2018 pp 1-9
Social media is becoming an inseparable part of modern education system. The present study is an attempt to investigate the awareness, use, purposes and major problems faced while using applications of social media in medical colleges. The data for the present study was collected from the 8 medical colleges of Punjab State of India. A self-designed questionnaire was designed and random sampling method was used to collect the data from the target population i.e. 400 (200 teachers and 200 students with a sample of 25 teachers and 25 students from each medical college i.e. 50X8 = 400). Out of 400 distributed questionnaires, 341 (85.25%) including 146 (73%) teachers and 195 (97.5%) students were received back dully filled in. The results of the present survey show that 69.2% of respondents have average knowledge and awareness of social media. 83.3% use social media applications for educational enhancement purposes. The major problem faced by the respondents is privacy issues with 43.9% responses. The study suggested that library services supplemented by social media applications can prove a great boon to the medical library users in getting the right information at the right time.
Social Media, Awareness, Teachers, Students, Medical Sciences, Case Study, Punjab, India
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