I have learned a lot about the use of social media in education throughout this module of the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program. This course has taught me about new technology and how to incorporate its use to benefit both the student and Instructor.
At the beginning of this module I was not sure about the use of social media in the classroom setting. I did not understand how it could be beneficial to the student and or the Instructor. I have learned how technology and social media is being used in all levels of education from kindergarten to post secondary. I have researched the pros and cons of using social media in the classroom
I lacked the knowledge about technology in the twenty first century in the educational setting. I have had experiences in the classroom with students using social media during class lectures, group work, and presentations for non-school activities.
With the knowledge and skills that I have developed throughout this module I will be using social media in the classroom. I have learned how social media can benefit both the student and Instructor in so many ways. This could be through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Blogs, and Wiki Spaces Some of the advantages of using social media in the classroom are, it fosters collaboration between students, develops discussions, creation of study groups, engages the shy student, and offers the ability for the student to get assistance and direction from the Instructor when needed. But with the use of any social media in the educational setting there should be guidelines and policies in place.