Effective Social Media Practices

How To Keep Students On Track

Why is social media important to learners?

In today's classrooms, it can be difficult for a teacher or professor to be able to think of new and creative ways to keep their students interested in the work at hand. On college campuses, distance learning is prevalent among many students, and it can be hard to assign group projects when your students all live so far away from each other. Social media can assist in the process of assignments and announcements. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when using social media for classroom and learning environments.
Be a Digital Citizen

Challenges Facing Educators in Social Media Learning

One major problem of Social Learning through Social Media is that there is no one way to do it. Unlike other forms of learning that have long since been established, social media is new and is still developing new ways to help students and teachers alike. There have been very few studies done on the long term effectiveness of social learning through social media, and we have yet to see what the results will be.

Rebecca Riley- Student at the University Of Houston Main Campus

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