Catherine R. Alimboyong, Mardie E. Bucjan


Education is at its best when students feel connected to the learning environment and are engaged in learning that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. This standard of excellence can be met in both traditional and non-traditional academic environments using social media. The study assessed the level of acceptability and general satisfaction on the common forms of social media used in the classroom, features of social media to improve student learning outcomes, the three types of interaction: learner-content, learner-instructor, and learner-learner which are important components in online instruction. Descriptive method of research was used to 187 students and 6 instructors as respondents of the study. Result showed that both instructors and students fully accepted and were fully satisfied on the use of social media platforms particularly facebook as teaching tools. The features of social media were found to facilitate learner-content, learner-instructor and learner-learner interactions which in return motivated students to understand lessons and learning activities meaningfully and enjoyably.


social media platforms, teaching tool, classroom instruction

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