Facebook as a Platform of Social Interactions for Meaningful Learning


  • Nurul Farhana Jumaat Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Noriesah Ahmad Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Norazrena Abu Samah
  • Zakiah Mohamad Ashari
  • Dayana Farzeeha Ali
  • Abdul Halim Abdullah




Facebook, social interactions, meaningful learning, online social learning environment


Undeniably, Facebook has become a significant part of students’ life in the 21st century. Therefore, interactions between instructors and students play a major role in learning through an online social learning environment like Facebook. Such an interaction is known as the key elements that can measure students’ learning process, particularly in an online learning environment. Past researchers have agreed that a social networking site does not only promote social interaction but also have high potential to be used for teaching and learning purposes. However, interactions that occur in social networking sites are meaningless due to lack of proper guidance. Lack of proper guidance will lead to no or little intellectual growth among students because the students might be very likely to discuss unrelated topics. Therefore, the goal of this study is to discuss the social interactions that exist in Facebook and its potential as a platform to enhance meaningful learning among students.

Author Biographies

Nurul Farhana Jumaat, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr Nurul Farhana is a Senior Lecturer from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM. Her expertise is in Online and Multimedia Learning

Noriesah Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Noriesah Ahmad is a Postgraduate student in School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM




How to Cite

Jumaat, N. F., Ahmad, N., Samah, N. A., Ashari, Z. M., Ali, D. F., & Abdullah, A. H. (2019). Facebook as a Platform of Social Interactions for Meaningful Learning. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 14(04), pp. 151–159. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v14i04.9363



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