Social media is growing quickly and it’s pretty clear that it’s here to stay. It’s become an integral part of websites and businesses all over the world and it looks like it’s also starting to integrate into the realm of education too. So what are the pros and cons of social media in education?It’s been a while since I went to school, it was before the time of Facebook and Twitter. But nowadays Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are an integral part of students lives so it makes sense that schools would need to take advantage of this. The infographic below shows that educational institutions are finally starting to embrace social media in the classroom.
Facebook is the most widely used form of social media in higher education especially to create a community for the educational institution and Twitter is used to send updates to students. Looking at the infographic below, it’s clear that although there are several problems facing the use of social media in education, it’s definitely on the rise. It will be interesting to see how schools evolve to utilize the social media and other technological advances in the future.