Digitizing Education with Social Media

Education Technology Insights | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Over the years, social media has successfully established itself as a credible source of information and has enabled students to interact with learning groups and other educational systems that inevitably enhance their educational experience.

Social network tools afford students and institutions with multiple opportunities to improve learning methods such as online tutorials and resources that are shared through social networks.

One of the benefits of social media is that a student can quickly learn about the experts in a particular field or subject. Social media has the ability to broaden a students' perspective on various subjects and gives illuminating, instant content that is new. Social media networks such as Facebook, Google Plus groups, and YouTube can be effective means to share useful videos that inspire students and provide helpful content for their course subjects.  YouTube, Facebook or Instagram live video build a two-way bridge between students and the institution. These mediums also offer subject monitoring tools that are useful and can help students gain insights on a subject and produce useful content for research. Social media learning in learning management systems can include instant chat functions, video, live conferencing systems, webinar capability, share group reviews, blogs and much more.

Building a brand through the social networks can help students build a portfolio for their career by enabling students to share their work while they are still learning. As social networks interactions increase in education systems, social media will become the prime method for solving education-related problems.

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