Qualitative evaluation: Effectiveness of utilizing digital and social media in education

  • K.F. ALHUMAID Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Palabras clave: Digital and social media, education, qualitative evaluation, teacher. / Docente, educación, evaluación cualitativa, medios digitales y sociales.




The study aims to verify the usefulness of digital media and social networks in education and recognize the possibilities of employing networks in the construction of knowledge. It is adopted a survey methodology through questioning the attitudes of teachers and students in the United Arab Emirates towards the use of social media in education. It is concluded that the technological approach, within the teaching-learning process, helps teachers and students to better tune in and communicate in ways, which have become the current life of all groups through a more flexible and sensitive teaching process.



El estudio tiene como objetivo verificar la utilidad de los medios digitales y las redes sociales en la educación y reconocer las posibilidades de emplear redes. Se adopta la metodología de la encuesta sobre las actitudes de los docentes y estudiantes en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos hacia el uso de las redes sociales en la educación. Se concluye que el enfoque tecnológico, dentro del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje, ayuda a los maestros y estudiantes a sintonizarse y comunicarse mejor en formas que se han convertido en la vida actual de todos los grupos a través de un proceso de enseñanza más flexible y sensible.

Biografía del autor/a

K.F. ALHUMAID, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Khadija Farhan Alhumaid studied Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructions at University of Kansas (2008-2013). Her positions are assistance professor at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi-UAE, Head of Arabic Department with experience in teaching and curriculum development, a Chair of Recruitment Committee in the Arabic Department at Zayed University. Her research interests include teaching strategies, curriculum design, and integrating technology to learning process. She is also an arbitrator for surveys.


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ALHUMAID, K. (2020). Qualitative evaluation: Effectiveness of utilizing digital and social media in education. Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 25(1), 466-476. Recuperado a partir de https://www.produccioncientificaluz.org/index.php/utopia/article/view/33559