—The purpose of this research is to find out how Facebook creates a positive effect when used in education; and
to investigate students' satisfaction about their learning via
Facebook compare to traditional education system. This
experimental study was carried out with two groups of 10th level students and each one consisted of 20 members. One group was
educated in real classroom (traditional education system) and the other one was educated by using Facebook (online learning
environment). The study took 13 weeks and 52 hours. Data was
collected using a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire created by the author and entitled “Students' opinions and satisfaction
about their learning”. It was completed by students at the
beginning (pre-experience test) and the end of the study (post-experience test). Results show that, if Facebook is used for educational purposes, it could bring about a positive change in
students' satisfaction. Results also indicate that Facebook
virtual environment helps students to do many activities with
online classes, which is not possible to be done in schools. This
study shows that using Facebook environment helps students not only to improve their satisfaction about the course and what
they learn during of it, but also it would improve their exam's
grades. Based on the findings, recommendations are made
about using Facebook in education.
—Facebook, virtual learning environment,
social networking, web 2.0 tools.
S. Daraei is with Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (e-mail:
Cite: Sara Daraei, "A Study about Effects of Facebook on Conceptual Learning Mathematics," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 77-81, 2015.