In the article, “Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom,” writer Karen Lederer informs readers about the continuous debate on the role social media should play in education. She states using social media as an educational tool enriches the learning experience in schools by allowing a new way for students and teachers to interact. Social media like facebook allow users to dialog, exchange ideas, and find answers to questions. Lederer lists the cons of having social media in classes, which are it enhances student engagement, improves communication among students and teachers, and prepares students for successful employment. Due to students being fluent in the web and social networking, teachers can create an environment online that students can be comfortable in. Also, it would engage and create opportunities for students who are intimidated or shy by allowing them to surface ideas on the web instead of raising their hands, which Lederer
Annotated Bibliography: Influence of Social Media This annotated bibliography investigates several sources that discuss the positive and negative effects of social media usage in order to present an argument on the influence of social media on society. My position is that overall social media can have a negative impact if used
Introduction to Social Media Does the name Mark Zuckerburg mean anything to you? If you are in higher education administration it should. When he attended Harvard University, he was a cunning college student who hacked into the universities computer system. He stole information about students who currently attended the university such as photos and ID information. As a result of his illegal endeavors, he created a website called Facemash and encouraged site visitors to rate people participating in the website as “hot or not.” This was his first effort at advancing the world in social media. His second effort was creating a study tool to upload images of Roman art, which allowed each student to write a commentary underneath. Both of these internet successes led to the creation of a known website called Facebook. This website privileges over half a billion users around the world. In higher education, social media is not a new phenomenon. When students use it correctly, there is evidence it can greatly enhance student learning, but social media can have serious cognitive effects on college students possibly even resulting in the decline of their GPA (Magolda, 2011).
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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.
There are however many students who do not use social media or who do significantly well in other areas of their studies despite of social media. The authors arguments do not account for those students. Some students who use social media use it briefly
Once upon a time Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites did not exist. How did people say what they think or comment about the current event? We used to talk to each other, argued over a topic, held a debate in a classroom, and said whatever
According to the video “ A vision of Students Today “ by Michael Wesch and “How Higher Education Uses Social Media” by Matt Silverman “ their is a link between social media and modern education system”. They both examine how social media and education relate to author other; in todays world people use social media for different purpose. In addition, the video and article by both authors mentioned before how we (students ) can use social media in higher education and how social media help us .
Social media also allowed students to work with new technologies. Because of this students are becoming more familiar with computers and other electronic devices. (Dunn)
LEARNING: I seek to engage in lifelong learning by acquiring new knowledge about media technology, such as social media. I cultivate in my students a passion for truth by encouraging critical thinking in their work, and teach them practical and transferrable skills that they can use in all areas of their lives. I ask them to use their imagination to find research topics from their daily media consumption and their social networking practices. I facilitate their pursuit of co-op learning experiences by reviewing their resumes and learning objectives, and following their on-site
The six trends Educators are using social media as professional communities of practice, as learning communities and as a platform to share interesting stories about topics that are being studied in class by students. These prospects make social media exciting for higher education as it provides for more interaction with features such as posting of images, videos or a text response in a conversation and where anyone in the social network can engage with the content, (Johnson, Becker, Estrada, & Freeman, 2014).
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
A. Social media is an effective way to increase student engagement and build better communication skills.
The new generation of students entering and already enrolled in university are members of a digital age- growing up surrounded by many forms of digital technology as they are the first generation of youth to have internet technology easily available at their disposal. This current generation have already been labelled