The efficacy of Instagram on biology undergraduate students in University of Ilorin, Nigeria

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22219/jpbi.v6i2.12155

Keywords:

biology student, Instagram efficacy, social media

Abstract

Instagram is one of social media commonly used and has influential power among people for sharing ideas, instructional media, and social interaction. This study aimed at examining the efficacy of Instagram on Biology students in University of Ilorin. This quasi experimental study included 75 undergraduate students of University of Ilorin, Nigeria majoring in Biology and Biology Education. Instagram Learning Content Course ware, Instagram Biology Test, Instagram Biology Marking Guide, and Daily Lesson Plan were the instruments used in data collection process. Furthermore, the data gained were analyzed using t-test and ANCOVA. The results revealed that there was significant difference existed between biology Major and Biology Education students in their learning achievement [t(74) = 17.852, p<.05]. In contrast, there was no significant difference between male and female students in learning as they utilized Instagram in learning process [F(10,25) = 2.129, p>.05]. In conclusion, the more attention is crucial to be pain for students in their learning process, particularly in the media used.

Author Biography

Mulkah Adebisi Ahmed, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin

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Al-Ali, S. (2016). Embracing the selfie craze: Exploring the possible use of Instagram as a language mlearning tool. Issues and Trends in Educational Technology, 2(2), 1–16. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_itet_v2i2_ai-ali

Alexey, S. (2020). Introduction to Botany. Minot State University. Retrieved from: http://ashipunov.info/shipunov/school/biol_154/textbook/intro_botany.pdf

Ali, L. (2018). The Influence of Information Technology on Student’s Behavioural Nature in the Class Room. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 4(2), 102–107. doi: https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.522.2018.42.102.107

Atotileto, Z. B., Abimbola, I. O., Adefila, E. J., & Bello, Z. . (2015). Science process skills perceived difficult to teach by upper basic science teachers in Kwara State. School od Science, Kwara State College of Education. Retrieved from: http://ptcdn.com.ng/kwcoeiloX_1hT/staff/publications/bello_z_z5z4/03nfb.pdf

Bermudez, C. M., Prasad, P. W. C., Alsadoon, A., & Hourany, L. (2016). Students perception on the use of social media to learn English within secondary education in developing countries. IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, 10-13-April-2016, 968–973. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474668

Bolat, Y. (2018). Research on the Use of Social Media Networks by Teacher Candidates. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 7(1), 147. doi: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v7n1p147

Duruji, M., Azuh, D., & Olarenwaju, F. (2014). Learning environment and academic performance of secondary school students in external examinations: A study of selected schools in Ota. EDULEARN14 Proceedings, 5042–5053. Retrieved from: https://library.iated.org/view/DURUJI2014LEA

Erarslan, A. (2019). Instagram as an education platform for EFL learners. TOJET: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 18(3), 54–69. Retrieved from: http://www.tojet.net/articles/v18i3/1835.pdf

Fatin, A., Desa, M., Embi, M. A., & Hashim, H. (2019). The Effects of Instagram Based Activities in Improving Secondary School Students’ Writing Skill. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, III(IV), 2454–6186. Retrieved from: https://www.rsisinternational.org/journals/ijriss/Digital-Library/volume-3-issue-4/339-363.pdf

Gbollie, C., & Keamu, H. P. (2017). Student academic performance: The role of motivation, strategies, and perceived factors hindering Liberian Junior and Senior High School students learning. Education Research International, 2017, 1–11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1789084

Gonulal, T. (2019). The use of instagram as a mobile-assisted language learning tool. Contemporary Educational Technology, 10(3), 309–323. doi: https://doi.org/10.30935/cet.590108

Handayani, A. D., Cahyono, B. Y., & Widiati, U. (2018). The use of Instagram in the teaching of EFL writing: Effect on writing ability and students’ perceptions | Handayani | Studies in English Language Teaching. Studies in English Language Teaching, 6(2), 112–126. doi: https://doi.org/10.22158/selt.v6n2p112

Huang, Y.-T., & Su, S.-F. (2018). Motives for Instagram use and topics of interest among young adults. Future Internet, 10(8), 77. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/fi10080077

Lomicka, L., Lord, G., & CALICO. (2009). The next generation : social networking and online collaboration in foreign language learning - Catalog - UW-Madison Libraries (Vol. 8). CALICO, Texas State University. Retrieved from: https://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/9910152098802121

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Pujiati, H., Zahra, & Tamela, E. (2019). The use of Instagram to increase students’ motivation and students’ competence in learning English. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019), 651–656. doi: https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.103

Soviyah, S., & Etikaningsih, D. R. (2018). Instagram use to enhance ability in writing descriptive texts. Indonesian EFL Journal, 4(2), 32–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.25134/ieflj.v4i2.1373

Stencel, A., & Proszewska, A. M. (2018). How research on Microbiomes is changing Biology: A discussion on the concept of the organism. Foundations of Science, 23(4), 603–620. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-017-9543-x

Sunday, S., & Kola, J. (2014). Improving Students’ Academic Performance in Nigerian Schools: the Role of Teachers. International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies, 1(2), 1–6. Retrieved from: https://www.ijrhss.org/pdf/v1-i2/1.pdf

The West African Examinations Council. (2016). The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Retrieved from: waecgh.org

Ting, H., de Run, E. C., & Liew, S. L. (2016). Intention to Use Instagram by Generation Cohorts: The Perspective of Developing Markets. Global Bussiness and Management Research, 8(1), 43–55. Retrieved from: https://search.proquest.com/openview/c4d14301258f457496efcb403f46ee34/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=696409

Wahyudin, A. Y., & Sari, F. M. (2018). The effect of Instagram on the students’ writing ability at undergraduate level. The 1st International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning (1st ICON-ELTL), 1–10. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335320426_THE_EFFECT_OF_INSTAGRAM_ON_THE_STUDENTS’_WRITING_ABILITY_AT_UNDERGRADUATE_LEVEL

Wong, L. H., Chai, C. S., & Aw, G. P. (2017). Seamless language learning: Second language learning with social media. Comunicar, 25(50), 9–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.3916/C50-2017-01

Yadegarfar, H., & Simin, S. (2016). Effects of using Instagram on learning grammatical accuracy of word classes... International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology, 5(2). Retrieved from: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/173362/

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