New Media Learning Practices among Higher Education Students in Ghana

By Theodora Dame Adjin-Tettey.

Published by Journal of Communication and Media Studies

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New media technologies usage is very prevalent among students enrolled in higher education in Ghana. Its use can help in fostering knowledge acquisition if students use them for academic purposes. The study establishes, through the survey method, how university students are using these technologies and whether learning has any share in all of that. The sample is taken from across a university student population making sure there is representation from all four levels in the university. By establishing what students do with new media technologies they own or have access to, it is believed that a decision could be made about integrating its use in teaching and learning as research has shown that having a clearer understanding of students' new media practices could encourage universities to implement more student-centered support and services.

Keywords: Digital Learning, New Media, Media Influence

The Journal of Communication and Media Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 755.234KB).

Theodora Dame Adjin-Tettey

Lecturer, Doctoral Student, Department of Communication Science, University of Professional Studies, University of South Africa, Accra, Ghana

I am a Lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra in Ghana. I am also a Doctoral Student at the University of South Africa.