4 research outputs found

    Exploring the Impact of Women's Presence in Afghan Media: An Examination of the Current Situation

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    The representation of women in media plays a crucial role in shaping societal norms and perceptions. This study examines the impact of women's presence in Afghan media on societal dynamics, exploring the challenges, opportunities, and perceptions surrounding this issue. Drawing on data collected from surveys conducted with 40 female employees in media organizations, the study analyzes participant demographics, perceptions of women's representation in Afghan media platforms, challenges faced by women in the industry, and the perceived impact of women's presence on societal attitudes towards gender equality and empowerment. Results indicate a prevailing sentiment of dissatisfaction regarding the adequacy of women's representation in Afghan media, with gender-based discrimination, societal pressure, and safety concerns identified as significant challenges. However, participants also recognize the positive impact of women's participation in media on reshaping societal dynamics and promoting gender equality. The findings underscore the need for targeted interventions to address systemic inequalities and create a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in Afghan media. Overall, this study contributes to a better understanding of the role of media in advancing gender equality and empowerment in Afghan society

    Exploring the Role of Social Media in Bridging Gaps and Facilitating Global Communication

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    Social media plays a pivotal role in shaping global communication dynamics, offering unprecedented opportunities for intercultural dialogue and knowledge exchange. Understanding the influence of social media on cross-cultural communication is essential in today's interconnected world. This study aims to explore the influence of social capital theory and network theory on social media's impact on global communication. Additionally, it investigates initiatives leveraging social media to promote cross-cultural dialogue and addresses challenges such as misinformation and privacy concerns while bridging digital divides. A qualitative approach, including narrative synthesis and systematic literature review methods, was employed to analyze existing literature on social media's role in global communication. Data were collected from reputable databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science, and Science Direct, using specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. The findings highlight the significant role of social capital theory and network theory in understanding the impact of social media on global communication. Initiatives utilizing social media to promote cross-cultural dialogue were diverse, ranging from online communities to social media campaigns. Moreover, challenges such as misinformation, privacy concerns, digital literacy, access disparity, and regulatory hurdles were identified. Social media platforms serve as valuable tools for fostering intercultural understanding, communication, and knowledge transfer. By addressing challenges and leveraging social capital and network theories, social media can contribute to bridging digital divides and promoting inclusive global communication

    Investigating the Adverse Effects of Social Media and Cybercrime in Higher Education: A Case Study of an Online University

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    The utilization of social media alongside the escalating occurrence of cybercrime presents significant hurdles for higher education institutions in today's digital era, prompting a comprehensive exploration of their ramifications. This study investigates the intersection of social media and cybercrime within higher education, focusing particularly on an online university environment. Its aim is to analyze patterns of social media usage, the prevalence of cybercrime, and effective strategies for addressing these challenges among online university students. Through a mixed-methods approach, data were collected from a cohort of 100 students via surveys to evaluate their social media interactions and perceptions of cybercrime. Findings reveal a diverse distribution of students across faculties, with WhatsApp and Instagram emerging as the dominant platforms. Noteworthy is the active engagement of students on social media for academic purposes, though perspectives on cyberbullying and hacking risks vary. The study emphasizes the complex dynamics of social media and cybercrime in online higher education, highlighting the importance of comprehensive risk management and student well-being. As such, it advocates for the implementation of cybersecurity training and the enhancement of social media guidelines to cultivate digital literacy and foster a secure online learning environment. This research offers valuable insights into the evolving landscape of digital technologies within educational institutions, laying the groundwork for future investigations into effective interventions and policy frameworks.Top of For

    The Impact of Mobile Applications on Quran Education: A Survey of Student Performance and Satisfaction.

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    In the field of Quranic education, mobile applications have become cutting edge instruments that offer chances to improve instruction and successfully involve learners. With a thorough survey-based analysis, this study seeks to evaluate how mobile applications affect Quranic teaching. The research methodology comprised creating a structured questionnaire to collect information on a range of topics, such as application usage trends, efficacy evaluations, contributions to bettering education, perceived effects on students' comprehension and retention of Quranic knowledge, improvement of student performance, and contrasts between traditional and mobile application-based learning approaches. Students enrolled in online university programs with an emphasis on Quranic education made up the population for this study. A sample size of 60 respondents provided insightful information. Descriptive statistics and inferential techniques were included in quantitative data analysis, which allowed for a detailed investigation of survey responses and the correlations between variables. The results show that respondents place a high value on mobile applications for improving Quranic education, and the usage patterns of these applications vary widely. Participants generally held favorable opinions about the usefulness of mobile applications in raising student achievement and comprehension of Quranic knowledge. Furthermore, it became evident that mobile application-based learning was preferred over conventional techniques. The study identifies opportunities for further research in this area and emphasizes the significance of using mobile technology to enhance Quranic instruction. In general, the study advances our understanding of how mobile applications fit into Quranic education and influences pedagogical strategies used in online learning environments
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