The Potential for Learning through Social Media in Various Educational Environments
Aubrey Statti, Kelly Torres, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-45-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The use of social media in education is expanding globally and impacting the way students and faculty communicate in both face-to-face and online classrooms. In addition, to faculty-student relationships, social media is also influencing the means in which students collaborate with one another and encourage their peers as well as receive support throughout their educational journeys. This presentation looks to further investigate the use of social media technologies, also referred to as social networking sites, as an educational tool in the international context. Specifically, this presentation will include a review of current literature and application of modern practices in an attempt to evaluate the impact of social media on student engagement and performance in both K-12 and higher education environments. Moreover, this presentation will include an overview of how social media can be utilized for educational purposes to further cultivate a classroom learning community and to foster students’ development of a global citizenship. The presentation will also include a review of the challenges that must be considered when implementing social media platforms into an educational curriculum. Finally, the presentation will conclude with recommendations for future studies as well as suggestions for future uses of social media in higher education.
Statti, A. & Torres, K. (2019). The Potential for Learning through Social Media in Various Educational Environments. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 58-63). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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