Technology has provided school children the opportunity to connect, access information, and research with connected learning. The influence of social media platforms, on our education system, is becoming a strong controlling factor.
Social Media, which is considered one of the strongest mediums of communication in the 21st century, helps people to connect from far places.
It consists of online technology platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp alongside many others. With the popular use of technology, the world has become a small place. Technology has transpired social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and several schools are using these platforms to provide information.
Social Media has many positive effects on education:
- better communication,
- timely information,
- socializing online,
- enhancing skills,
- making a career and
- many others.
While there are some negative effects including identity theft, cyber bullying, and social isolation. The most crucial aspects of Social Media; both positive and negative to get a clear picture of its impact on education.
Let’s see the positive effects of Social Media :
- Encourages Online Learning:
- Enhances Academic Performance
- Enhances Creative Element
Along with so many positive aspects of Social Media on education, there are negative impacts too.
- Causes distraction
- Impacts on Health
- Reducing learning and research capability
Research indicates that social media has positive effects on learning outcomes. A deeper understanding is developed when social media extends into the classroom discussions and work. Using social media, in the learning process, allows students to develop and share newly developed ideas, symbols, and ways of knowing.
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