Social media. Social media. Purpose. Types of social media. Uses of social media in education. Purpose. Social is used to engage three or more people using digital communication tools or applications. Types of social media.
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Social media Purpose Types of social media Uses of social media in education
Purpose • Social is used to engage three or more people using digital communication tools or applications.
Types of social media • Social networks: Allow user to connect with other learners with similar interests and backgrounds. • Bookmarking sites: Allow learners to save, organize and manage links to various websites. • Social news: Allow learners to post various new items or links to outside articles. • Media sharing: Allow learners to upload and share various media. • Microblogging: Focus on short updates that are pushed out to anyone subscribed to receive updates. • Blog comments and forums: Allow members to hold conversations by posting messages.
Uses of social media in education • Exchange information: Learners can generate their own learning content and take advantage of collective content. • Facilitate communication: Learners can “pull in” concepts and ideas outside formal learning sessions. • Personalize the learning experience: Allowing learners to gather information and learn when they need it rather tan users generate content that meets a specific audience. • Support informal learning: Learners need information on demand. How they access and use the information determines their effectiveness in the workplace. • Create immerse learning environments: Immersive learning technologies support the customization of learning.