Recently, Change Magazine published a very useful article on Social Media and their role in higher education. Here’s a quote from Social Media Go to College, by Ana M. Martinez-Aleman:
“Social media broaden the scope and increase the ways of learning course content; they may also draw out students’ many different talents in ways that traditional pedagogy does not. But faculty who use them should communicate clear and rigorous expectations for student use.
The challenges and responsibilities ahead lay at the feet of postsecondary faculty and administrators. Faculty need to explore the promise of using social media as supplementary or primary instructional tools. At the same time, more research needs to be conducted on the effects of social media on cognition.”