How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]By now, we are all aware of how social media is changing the way we communicate with each other. Social media has made it easier for us to connect with people both close to us, businesses we have an interest in and not least people across the world. And now, we also begin to see how the education industry is joining the game.

We are beginning to see lectures in the form of online videos and podcasts, as well as using Skype, Twitter and Facebook as platforms to discuss and share materials from the classroom. Potential students are also beginning to send video “pitches” through YouTube as substitutes for traditional college essays. In addition, Skype is being used to improve language skills by communicating with foreigners through internet calls. Thus, the web plays a big part in facilitating the future of learning.

In Singapore Management University (SMU), a collaborative online wiki is used to help students learn through peer learning, interviews and web research. The wiki has been on for several years now and the content gets richer and more up-to-date. This is stated on the blog of Penn Olson, where I also found the infographic showing how social media is changing the education industry. Check out the infographic here:

How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

  • Nice graphic – simple but effective – i like the number of professors using FB to communicate to students. back in my day they just checked to see if you were faking your sick days…

    I hear in New Zeland you can serve someone into court over FB now. and in Wales over twitter of all things. oh how the things change hay!

    Certainly worth the retweet – thanks for the read

  • Great article. I wish Indian education system adopts to this technology which eases the job at the same time encourages students to participate in a interactive manner.

  • I think Facebook is the wrong tool to communicate school messages. Facebook should be used for social situations. I use Schoology.com, an electronic learning environment that has all the social features of Facebook minus the distracting ones (games/apps). Youtube is OK, but you should open a school-only account.

  • Can you tell us more about Schoololgy.com. We are considering it for next year.

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  • Laurag2602

    I am a student and i think that facebook is a great tool for school messages because everyone use facebook. Instead of another social network, facebook is very popular in joung people. (sorry if i made some mistakes, english is not my first language)

  • Angelina Stela

    Social Media has shown the positive effect on education. Many students share material with each other. But as you say facebook , twitter so this social sites are mainly use for social issues.And facebook like sites indirectly become education bridge. As students on facebook account can share information related to education but facebook is not mainly for education purpose.
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  • You can really found some useful tools that is in social media that is related in education. It is the best thing that social media have. They can help many pupils and students to improve their education.

  • ilucky Handsome

    I agree with Michiel. Facebook is not designed for education but focuses on entertainment.

  • ilucky Handsome

    True, “facebook is not mainly for education purpose”.

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