—The study investigated the pedagogical
affordances of SNS and its relationship on student engagement.
A sample of 300 students responded to this quantitative
research using a self constructed questionnaire. The
hypothesized model has been tested to determine the
relationships between pedagogical affordances and student
engagement. This model underpins the theory of constructivist
of interactions that promote learning; connectivity and
collaboration through Web 2.0 technology. Using Multiple
Regression Analysis, the model is able to explain the significant
relationships of connectivity, assessment and feedback and
collaboration in predicting student engagement when learning
via SNS. The implications of the study are discussed based on
theory, practical importance and methodology of research.
—Social network sites (SNSs), pedagogical
affordances, communication, assessment and collaboration.
The authors are with the International Islamic University Malaysia
(e-mail: sariah1199@ yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cite: Sharifah Sariah Syed Hassan and Zahra Mardani Landani, " The Use of Social Networks Sites (SNSs) among
University Students: How Far do They Learn," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 436-439, 2015.