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
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
“.....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
Various forms of
social media are
Use of Twitter, Facebook and other
◦ Plays a crucial part in education
◦ Students can clarify questions at any time
◦ Enhance students learning as knowledge gain
becomes more interactive
Social media which can be used in education
Christine Greenhow researcher from
University of Minnesota delivers her views in
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
YouTube online videos are helpful in teaching
procedures in nursing education.
Blankenship's Survey Click Here
College and universities use 80% of social
media in some form
30% use social networks to communicate with
52% use online videos, pod-casts, blogs, and
wikis during class time
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”.
Inspiring youth to explore about themselves
and around the world
Raising Cultural awareness among youth
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
Students/Employees can update their
knowledge by taking Online Courses.
Virtual libraries, online databases can be
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).
•Enhances Learning and innovating skills:
oEnhances critical thinking
oEnable students to become open to diverse
• Enhances collaboration :
o Increased the flexibility of students
o Enhances effectiveness and respect
towards others opinions
oAlmost free of cost
o Free to teach, share, learn, and study.
o open communication
oAmong students, teachers, parents and
• Instant feedback
• 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.
• Ineffective communication in person
o More time spend on social media.
o Unaware of body language and non- verbal
oUnable to socialize personally.
• Reduced grammatical skills
o Rely on computer’s spell check.
o Lack of knowledge of proper spellings and
Students using online communication are
more likely to have positive attitude as
compared to traditional face-to-face
No biasness of age, gender and sex
Students can personalized their learning
Click Here for video: Technology Is
Student Centered learning
◦ Higher standards of education
◦ Employers high demand to use basic technology
◦ Good team work
◦ communication skills.
Revolutionary tools include:
◦ Innovative products
◦ 3D technology
◦ Use of social networking sites
◦ Web applications
For students, Innovative products help
For Example, videos, 3D imaging, etc.
For teachers, teaching methods are not
For example, PowerPoint and HyperStudio
help them customize their teaching sessions.
Can be used for:
Geometry: 3D dimension can illustrate
complex spatial concept.
Biology: 3D images of cells and frog
Virtual tour of museum and solar system etc.
that is beyond field trip reach.
Organizations are recruiting who have high
proficiency in social media.
Networking sites are where companies
for marketing, recruitment, and other activities
The various challenges faced by social media
in education are (Zaidieh, 2012) :
Lack of explanation
Challenges of social media in education from
instructor’s point of view(Woodward, 2012):
The various opportunities provided by social
media in education are (Zaidieh, 2012) :
“In coming 10 years traditional books will be
replaced and students learn best online”
according to Jose Ferreira (Forbes, 2012)
◦ Will result in interactive classroom environment.
◦ 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
Apple’s creation: Click here for
Intel’s Creation: Click for video
Self explanatory videos that shows the future
Demonstrates the changes that will be put
forward for real life learning.
Edmodo, twitter, facebook, and EDU 2.0 SNS will use in
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
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