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Are Social Apps Useful For Schools?

LAKSHMI on March 24, 2016

The use of social-media for socialization and as a pastime (to the extent of “wasting time”) is well known. But considering that many social media applications (e.g. Facebook) had their origins in the academic setting, it is interesting to assess the repercussions of social media on education. Several user friendly social media platforms are now being considered for use in classrooms. 

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Incorporating social media into teaching can undoubtedly empower the educator to disseminate knowledge better, but in order to fully exploit the medium, careful consideration must be given to the objectives of the learning activities in a holistic and pedagogically meaningful way.

This is an excerpt from our article on HuffingtonPost. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.

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