1143-1168, Communication & Mass Media Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 2 February 2012. Main research findings Ellison, Steinfield and Lampe identify that social networking sites are among the main use of internet today. According to the authors, social networking sites are among the social media platforms that facilitate interaction in the computer environment. The writers identify the main motives for using social networking sites, for example, Facebook. One of the benefits is that Facebook improves the quality of life both social and at workplaces. According to the writers, social media has become common in the society that a majority cannot remember previous life without them. Social networking sites have become popular among college students who find it as a major platform for social interaction.
Social Networking is the use of websites such as Facebook, MySpace,Twitter,LinkedIn, and classmates.com to communicate with other users (Hampton). On social media like these,users are able to develop biographical profiles as well as communicating,researching, and also sharing photos, links, videos,music, and more. Advocates of social networking sites conclude that online communities promote increased interaction with friends and family and also offer teachers, librarians, and students beneficial access to educational support and materials, facilitate social and political change,and distributing useful information promptly. This impact social networking sites are suggesting leads to my impression that social networking sites are good for
The technology of social networking sites has established online collaboration tools and created opportunities for students to utilise the vast amount of communication tools for completion of their work. (Weaver et al., 2010). Throughout this unit I have developed skills to use and evaluate online sources of information not only for academic purposes but for social and personal interests too. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my experiences from this unit by discussing how I have developed skills in finding, using and evaluating online sources of information for academic purposes. The scope of this paper will begin by discussing how my use of online sources has developed over the period of the course. It will then examine how
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The author started her article by recognizing and classifying several different types of Internet-Online tools such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter), media sharing sites (e.g. blogs, wikis, and podcasts), and advance messaging applications (e.g. SnapChat and WhatsApp). Milton declared that these tools assist its users to link, cooperate with each other, and interconnect online. Therefore, topnotch universities were able to construct a teaching-learning experience that crafted to accomplish top academic outcomes.
Social networking helps students find a place in online communities. These communities can help them with self esteem and also show them right from wrong.
In the video “ A vision of Students Today “Michael shows how technology is an important in higher education. Students use social media all time; which means social media is a tool to communication for students. Consequently, students need to use social
1341). This type of learning is facilitated through web 2.0 applications which include online social networks and a wide variety of new learning tools that offer opportunities for group learning (Cheung et al., 2011, p. 1341). According to Cheung et al. (2011) this enhances students’ motivation to learn because in addition to the efficiency of finding online information, social networking creates a space where students can build and maintain social capital with one another (p. 1337). In other words, social networking in academic communities creates a more group-oriented learning approach that appeals to many of today’s students (Cheung et al., 2011, p. 1341). This applies not only to school-work itself, but also to general social networks that students create when they interact face-to-face in school settings. This illustrates that online communication related to academic work is intertwined with general social information. This helps students establish friendships and, in turn, helps them become more comfortable performing academic work in collaborative settings (Subrahmanyam et al., 2008, p.
While social networking interest has grown over the years, in some form it has provided an interference to email usage. By using social network, we are able to provide our students with another outlet to contact us. They are able to keep send direct messages and ask questions, and it provides the college with the opportunity to disseminate information faster. The downfall of social media is when students become so comfortable with its usage; it is hard to teach them the proper communication skills. There is also information that needs to be distributed by a different format such as letters or confidential information but students oftentimes neglect to check their
Researchers have noticed several benefits of teenagers and While it was not possible to determine if using the site and increased academic self-efficacy users were seen attending more orientation programs and users were seen to help each other adjust to campus life(DeAndrea 18-19). Teachers are seeing different benefits from using social media. One benefit is more engagement from students, a theater class at the University of North Carolina used a video game to enter a social universe set in Shakespeare’s Globe theater. The class would act out plays in the virtual setting, the professor noticed more engagement and excitement from the more quiet and shy students(Blankenship 40). Not all teachers, and students, are receptive or willing to integrate social media into the classroom. One argument against implementation is that not all students have the ability to access the Internet when not on school grounds and requiring the school to provide technology outside of the classroom would be impractical or impossible to achieve(Blankenship 41). Another argument that is used is that social media is its impersonal nature “the best ideas often come from sharing an actual space with someone” (Blankenship 41). Educators are still researching social media’s place in education and the classroom is one of the best places to experiment.
Many of us have access to the Internet and social networking sites these days. They have become essential in day-to-day life. However, there has been much controversy over teenagers having access social networking sites. Imagine your daughter or son is being bullied on Facebook or Myspace to the point that
Luis A. Vasquez-Sanchez Instructor Muyang Li 15 December 2015 Special Topics in Sociology of Culture Social Media: College Students and Our Role Are we becoming less human with the passing of each day? Have we become too dependent on technology, specifically social media? In this day and age, people have different views on social media. They question its true purpose and its effect on society as a whole. With that said, although there are many thoughts concerning the topic/trend of social media something that is undoubtedly true is that social media plays an active role in the lives of the majority of people. Whether in a positive or negative way, social media influences the lives of all people. However this paper focuses on the effect of social media on college students. It addresses both the positive and negative effects of social media on those in college; focusing on a student’s academic efficiency, social interactive skills, and overall productivity.
Is Electronic Media beneficial in Children’s Education? Over the last decades, it is generally realized that the educational technology has developed dramatically. Electronic media has benefitted the system of education in an enormous way. Electronic media is the media which uses electronics or electromechanical energy for the audience to access the
Pattern of Organization: Topical INTRODUCTION Jon Russell once said, “Social Media presents a huge opportunity for schools, universities and other educational organizations to reach out and connect with students and prospective students”. With no doubt, social media has influenced the way students are educated today. For those of you who do not know the exact definition of social media, the social media means ways of sharing information, opinions, images, videos using the Internet, especially social networking sites. Because of the Internet, people started finding ways to socialize through social websites and exchange information. Popular social network on the Internet such as YouTube became a sensation for me ever since I became a student in college. Today social media can be used for educational purposes. The ways social media is changing education has affected how the students express themselves, behave, and interact with each other.
Social media are the most ordinarily used media to connect with the world because of its many advantages and benefits. Many students are already involved in social networks and using it their daily activities including educational purposes. Social media have changed the ways of learning and providing pieces of information