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  • 1. Social Media & Education A Distraction or a Benefit? Presentation by: Jamie Anne Vaughan @jamie_vaughanImage by: SaMtRoNiKa - Flickr
  • 2. Facebook was originally created as a networking tool specifically for students of Harvard University in 2004.Image by: juanpg - Flickr
  • 3. Since then, it has opened its membership up to everyone worldwide and boasts over 600 million users.Image by: FotoRita - Flickr
  • 4. Social media hasgrown to become astaple in people’severyday lives -some claiming theycannot go a day, oreven mere hours,without checkingtheir profiles. Image by: Xraijs_ - Flickr
  • 5. Image ...and theirSome believe use isFacebook and becomingother social somewhatmedia sites of anposses epidemicaddictive amongqualities... university students.
  • 6. A global media study done by “the world UNPLUGGED”, Image by: vaXzine - Flickr asked students from 10 countries to go 24 hours without media.
  • 7. Image by: Emilie Ogez - FlickrSurprisingly, the results were conclusive of social media being addictive - many students could not go 24 hours without media, while others reported symptoms of addiction. Source: the world UNPLUGGED in partnership with International Center for Media & the Public Affairs (ICMPA) survey of 24 hours without media.
  • 8. With these results, is there any room for good uses ofsocial media in universities or classrooms? Image by: clevercupcakes - Flickr
  • 9. Image by: KEXINO - FlickrCreated to support networking... ...sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are fantastic tools for keeping in touch with family and friends while away at school.
  • 10. Image by: EngComm - FlickrBut what about in an academic environment? Can social media, and more specifically Facebook, be beneficial to learning?
  • 11. Some students believe it is not possible - stating that it becomes a distraction. Image by: teddy-rised - Flickr
  • 12. Image by: tyfn - FlickrAs well, they believethat requiring studentsto join Facebookcreates aprivacy issue. Source: Michael Wong - Facebook & Education - http://ctlt.ubc.ca/2009/01/30/facebook-and-education/
  • 13. However, others feel that Facebook can be extremely beneficial to students and learning. Image by: ZeRo’SKiLL - Flickr
  • 14. Image by: tronathan - Flickr It can be used to promote engagement and collaboration - through discussion groups.
  • 15. Image by: Sixth Lie - FlickrUsing social media in class gives students who are shy theopportunity to state their opinions - and, depending on the class, earn participation marks. Source: Gabriel Tripp - Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/education/13social.html?_r=4&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto
  • 16. Image by: European Parliment - FlickrTeachers, andprofessors, knowthat students arealready utilizingsocial media.So why notcommunicate tostudents throughsomething theyare alreadyfamiliar with?
  • 17. Image by: marcovdz - FlickrStudents are using social media and Facebook to raise awareness about events and groups - both on and off campus.
  • 18. Queen’s University students create Facebook pages for theincoming class of students and use the page as a place fornew students to ask questions, and meet other students. Image by: Images History - Flickr
  • 19. Image by: Chad Podoski - Flickr Another positive point for the use of social media inthe classroom is the knowledge that the technology is here to stay.
  • 20. Image by: fensterbme - Flickr As well, many large companies are turning to social media for promotion and advertising, and are looking to hire students that have an extensive knowledge of the platforms.
  • 21. By introducing students to blogs, wikis, RSS feeds,etc. at an early age, educators are able to betterprepare their students. Image by: Sylvain_LaTouche
  • 22. As social media continues to grow in popularity andusefulness, is it unreasonable to think that social media will become a staple in education? Image by: William & Mary Law Library - Flickr
  • 23. What are your thoughts? Could social media become a very useful tool in the classroom or lecture hall? Image by: JStove - Flickr
  • 24. All Images are Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licensed through Creative Commons. Image by: Graham Ballantyne