Social networking sites for online mentoring and creativity enhancement

Ab. Rashid, Radzuwan and Rahman, Mohd Fazry A. (2014) Social networking sites for online mentoring and creativity enhancement. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 6 (1). pp. 34-45. ISSN 1753-5255

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to investigate whether social networking sites (SNS), especially Facebook, could be used to enhance interior design students’ creativity by connecting them with professional interior architects in an online mentoring activity. Of particular interest is to explore the perceptions of the students and the interior architects regarding the use of SNS in fostering collaboration between learners and professionals. The study involved five professional interior architects and ten interior design students in a community college in Malaysia. This study employed a one group pre-test and post-test experimental design. Triangulation, involving semi-structured interviews, was used. The findings show that engagement in an online mentoring activity with professional interior architects via Facebook does contribute to the enhancement of creativity among the students. The use of SNS in fostering collaboration between learners and professionals is also perceived positively by both the students and interior architects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: social networking site; Facebook; online mentoring; feedback; creativity enhancement; interior design students; TCAM test; Malaysia; technology enhanced learning; computer-mediated learning; collaborative learning; online learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: DR RADZUWAN AB RASHID
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 04:04
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 04:06
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4687

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