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  • 1. Amanjot Sekhon Harmeet Kaur Harshbeer Samra
  • 2. This project discusses:  The social media, Social media technology, Social networking sites in education, And the future of education in respect to use of social media including challenges and opportunities.
  • 3. Davis, Deil-Amen, Gonzalez Canche , & Rios- Aguilar (n.d) defined social media technology in article Social media and higher education: A literature review and research directions as : “.....the term social media technology (SMT) refers to web-based and mobile applications that allow individuals and organizations to create, engage, and share new user- generated or existing content, in digital environments through multi-way communication.”
  • 4. Different forms of social media Various forms of social media are (Wankel, 2009):  Facebook  MySpace YouTube Twitter Blogs Flicker And many more...... (Mauricio, 2011)
  • 5.  Use of Twitter, Facebook and other networking sites ◦ Plays a crucial part in education ◦ Students can clarify questions at any time ◦ Enhance students learning as knowledge gain becomes more interactive
  • 6. Social media which can be used in education are: Twitter Facebook YouTube Edmodo
  • 7. Christine Greenhow researcher from University of Minnesota delivers her views in video. Click here
  • 8.  Edmodo  SchoolTube, Inc  Glogster EDU  EDU 2.0.   Edublogs  Elluminate
  • 9.  On Facebook students can post threaded discussions on course-related material and reply to other student postings.  Blogs can used to share course content among students and instructors  Twitter presents the opportunity for fast communication between students and instructor  YouTube online videos are helpful in teaching procedures in nursing education.
  • 10.  Blankenship's Survey Click Here  College and universities use 80% of social media in some form  30% use social networks to communicate with students  52% use online videos, pod-casts, blogs, and wikis during class time
  • 11.  No person to person interaction between learner and instructor  No eye contact According to Mark Blankenship (2011), “the best ideas often come from sharing an actual space with someone”.
  • 12.  Inspiring youth to explore about themselves and around the world  Raising Cultural awareness among youth
  • 13.  Web or mobile app under the control of an instructor is an important tool.  Used for interaction between classmates and professor to share and enhance their knowledge.
  • 14.  Students/Employees can update their knowledge by taking Online Courses.  Virtual libraries, online databases can be really useful.
  • 15.  Most of educational institutions are offering online library services (Wankel, 2009).  Students living in foreign country can benefit from university’s reference librarians using social media (Wankel, 2009).
  • 16. Positive (Dunn,2011): •Enhances Learning and innovating skills: oEnhances critical thinking oEnable students to become open to diverse perspectives. • Enhances collaboration : o Increased the flexibility of students o Enhances effectiveness and respect towards others opinions
  • 17. •Cost effective: oAlmost free of cost o Free to teach, share, learn, and study. •Enhances communication: o open communication oAmong students, teachers, parents and administration. • Instant feedback
  • 18. Negative (Dunn,2011): • Reduced research o Easy accessibility to specific information o Learning on smaller scale • Reduced academic performance o Unable to concentrate due to multitask o Distraction by updating profile , watching video, and playing games.
  • 19. • Ineffective communication in person o More time spend on social media. o Unaware of body language and non- verbal clues. oUnable to socialize personally. • Reduced grammatical skills o Rely on computer’s spell check. o Lack of knowledge of proper spellings and grammar.
  • 20.  Students using online communication are more likely to have positive attitude as compared to traditional face-to-face classroom situation.  No biasness of age, gender and sex  Students can personalized their learning needs Click Here for video: Technology Is Transforming Education
  • 21.  Student Centered learning ◦ Higher standards of education  Workplace Satisfaction ◦ Employers high demand to use basic technology ◦ Good team work ◦ communication skills.
  • 22.  Revolutionary tools include: ◦ Innovative products ◦ 3D technology ◦ Use of social networking sites ◦ Web applications
  • 23.  For students, Innovative products help accelerate learning.  For Example, videos, 3D imaging, etc.  For teachers, teaching methods are not limited  For example, PowerPoint and HyperStudio help them customize their teaching sessions.
  • 24. Can be used for:  Geometry: 3D dimension can illustrate complex spatial concept.  Biology: 3D images of cells and frog dissection  Virtual tour of museum and solar system etc. that is beyond field trip reach.
  • 25.  Organizations are recruiting who have high proficiency in social media.  Networking sites are where companies turning for marketing, recruitment, and other activities
  • 26. The various challenges faced by social media in education are (Zaidieh, 2012) : Privacy Reliability Cyberbullying Miscommunication Lack of explanation
  • 27. Challenges of social media in education from instructor’s point of view(Woodward, 2012): Click here
  • 28. The various opportunities provided by social media in education are (Zaidieh, 2012) :  Flexibility  Accessibility Repeatable
  • 29. “In coming 10 years traditional books will be replaced and students learn best online” according to Jose Ferreira (Forbes, 2012)
  • 30.  Active Participation ◦ Will result in interactive classroom environment.  Time management ◦ Students will understand the concept quickly, saves time of both students and teachers  More productivity at work ◦ Basic and real life training given at schools
  • 31.  Apple’s creation: Click here for video  Intel’s Creation: Click for video
  • 32.  Self explanatory videos that shows the future of classrooms.  Demonstrates the changes that will be put forward for real life learning.
  • 33. In conclusion,  Edmodo, twitter, facebook, and EDU 2.0 SNS will use in Education  Privacy, reliability, and miscommunications are major challenges of using social media in education. Active Participation, time management, and productivity are major key points to successfully use social media in education.
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