4 Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom

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Social media is not just for fun anymore—it has become a powerful instrument for teaching, enhancing instructor impact in both eLearning and classroom-based environments. In fact 41% of instructors report using social media as a teaching tool.

Why? Social learning theory states that people are most likely to learn when they’re able to interact with other learners. Proponents of this theory believe that tools like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs can help create a more impactful learning environment because they shift the process of learning from instructor-centered to student-centered. In fact, many claim that the availability of small, social groups is a bigger determinant in effective learning than instructor teaching style.

Here are four ideas for integrating social media tools into the learning process:

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