Social Media & Education                   A Distraction or a Benefit?                                Presentation by: Jami...
Facebook was originally created as a networking tool specifically for students of Harvard University in 2004.Image by: juan...
Since then, it has                                     opened its                                membership up            ...
Social media hasgrown to become astaple in people’severyday lives -some claiming theycannot go a day, oreven mere hours,wi...
Image                  ...and theirSome believe      use isFacebook and      becomingother social      somewhatmedia sites...
A global media study done by “the world UNPLUGGED”,                                               Image by: vaXzine - Flic...
Image by: Emilie Ogez - FlickrSurprisingly, the results were conclusive of social media  being addictive - many students c...
With these results, is there any room for good uses ofsocial media in universities or classrooms?                         ...
Image by: KEXINO - FlickrCreated to support networking...          ...sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are fantastic     ...
Image by: EngComm - FlickrBut what about in an academic environment? Can social     media, and more specifically Facebook, ...
Some students believe it is not possible - stating that it             becomes a distraction.                             ...
Image by: tyfn - FlickrAs well, they believethat requiring studentsto join Facebookcreates aprivacy issue.   Source: Micha...
However, others feel that Facebook can be extremely      beneficial to students and learning.                   Image by: ...
Image by: tronathan - Flickr                               It can be used                                   to promote    ...
Image by: Sixth Lie - FlickrUsing social media in class gives students who are                                            ...
Image by: European Parliment - FlickrTeachers, andprofessors, knowthat students arealready utilizingsocial media.So why no...
Image by: marcovdz - FlickrStudents are using social media and Facebook to raise awareness about events and groups - both ...
Queen’s University students create Facebook pages for theincoming class of students and use the page as a place fornew stu...
Image by: Chad Podoski - Flickr  Another positive point for the use of social media inthe classroom is the knowledge that ...
Image by: fensterbme - Flickr As well, many large companies are turning to social media   for promotion and advertising, a...
By introducing students to blogs, wikis, RSS feeds,etc. at an early age, educators are able to betterprepare their student...
As social media continues to grow in popularity andusefulness, is it unreasonable to think that social media           wil...
What are your thoughts?                                  Could social media become a                                     v...
All Images are Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs       Licensed through Creative Commons.                                ...
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  • Film 315: Social Media & Education

    1. 1. Social Media & Education A Distraction or a Benefit? Presentation by: Jamie Anne Vaughan @jamie_vaughanImage by: SaMtRoNiKa - Flickr
    2. 2. Facebook was originally created as a networking tool specifically for students of Harvard University in 2004.Image by: juanpg - Flickr
    3. 3. Since then, it has opened its membership up to everyone worldwide and boasts over 600 million users.Image by: FotoRita - Flickr
    4. 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. 5. Image ...and theirSome believe use isFacebook and becomingother social somewhatmedia sites of anposses epidemicaddictive amongqualities... university students.
    6. 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. 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. 8. With these results, is there any room for good uses ofsocial media in universities or classrooms? Image by: clevercupcakes - Flickr
    9. 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. 10. Image by: EngComm - FlickrBut what about in an academic environment? Can social media, and more specifically Facebook, be beneficial to learning?
    11. 11. Some students believe it is not possible - stating that it becomes a distraction. Image by: teddy-rised - Flickr
    12. 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. 13. However, others feel that Facebook can be extremely beneficial to students and learning. Image by: ZeRo’SKiLL - Flickr
    14. 14. Image by: tronathan - Flickr It can be used to promote engagement and collaboration - through discussion groups.
    15. 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. 16. Image by: European Parliment - FlickrTeachers, andprofessors, knowthat students arealready utilizingsocial media.So why notcommunicate tostudents throughsomething theyare alreadyfamiliar with?
    17. 17. Image by: marcovdz - FlickrStudents are using social media and Facebook to raise awareness about events and groups - both on and off campus.
    18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 23. What are your thoughts? Could social media become a very useful tool in the classroom or lecture hall? Image by: JStove - Flickr
    24. 24. All Images are Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licensed through Creative Commons. Image by: Graham Ballantyne

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