Growing use of social media in education

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  • 1. Growing Use of Social Media in Education “Social Media for Teaching and Learning 2013 Survey”
  • 2. Growing Use of Social Media  Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. However, its use is rapidly expanding into the educational sector.  educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012.
  • 3. Some of the finding 1. faculty are becoming more interested in the ability to leverage social tools to facilitate engagement with course material and to encourage the learning process. 2. Comparing 2012 to 2013, the results of the survey indicate that the use of social media has increased 21.3%.
  • 4. Some of the finding 3. 59% of educators agree that the interactive nature of e-learning and other mobile technologies create a better learning environment for students. 4. 56% also believe that the same online and mobile technologies can result in more distractions.
  • 5. Some of the finding  78.9% believe that the use of e-learning and mobile technologies has increased the teacher and student communication.
  • 6. What tools are used? Blogs & Wikis Podcasts LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Youtube
  • 7.  The most used social media methods are blogs and wikis, but all five increased in use from 2012 to 2013.  Learners are being asked to create, add comments, read, watch, and listen to content in electronic format – most of which supplements the in-class lectures.
  • 8. Some concerns of using social media  Both are certainly valid, and ones that have always been part of the discussion as it relates to e-learning and social media use.  In the past, they using a closed network (or intranet) to manage user accounts and e- learning delivery.
  • 9.  E-learning and social media are very much a part of social life that it only makes sense to leverage it where possible for educational purposes, especially if it has a positive impact on learning.
  • 10. Submitted by Miss Unyarut Rornsuk No.17 TESOL/7