At this day and age, almost every individual has social networking account whether it is Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others. This is considered as the breakthrough of technology wherein it offers people the chance to communicate and interact together even if they are not on the same time and day.
The internet particularly the social networking has become a big part of human needs nowadays. Social media is not just used to help one another to have an effective communication or just kill some time but also to share news and information in just one click.
In education specifically, even if students are somewhat not allowed to use their social networking accounts while at school as it can cause certain distraction when studying or making some works at school. Even though there’s a truth about this, recent development shows that social networking in education is very effective.
This is very effective as long as social networking strategies are used for educational purposes. For example, since most students these days are using social media to express themselves, it has become an important tool for an individual to effectively express themselves for a certain interaction. This is due to the fact that social networking interaction is now very usual and if it is used in a way to get the perception or the ideas of the student, it is deemed that it can be an effective tool for education.
The spread of information is a lot easier through social networking. It has now become the new newspaper wherein the student does not need to buy a copy of the day’s broadsheet because in just one scan or browse, it would be just easy for one to get the news right away. This is very beneficial especially if the information from that link is very useful. In just one click and share, it is the opportunity for people who are not aware to be educated or enlightened.
Since more and more learners are using social networking, it is also believed that with this platform, the students were able to find the right method for them to successfully express themselves and when it comes to education, it offers them the great option to interact.
Social networking has offered great concepts on how the students share information via sharing videos, blogs, forum links, documentary links, poetry and a lot more. Meaning to say, if social networking sites are used right, it can surely offer the best methods on how a learner can get more information more than their educator can give or teach.
Furthermore, still some are still a bit on the fence whether to fully accept social networking as an effective method to provide better education. Many are still positive that social networking can be used as the additional tool or method on how the learners will able to get the right information that they needed. Personal interaction and communication between humans are still very important and social media is just an additional method on how learners can have another platform to learn and interact, which is part on how the modern world works.