Positive Impact Of Social Media On Education

Social media has become a huge part of our lives today. And whether you like it or not it’s here to stay. With everyone on multiple different sites for different reasons it’s hard to ignore it’s involvement in our lives today. The world of Internet communication has brought us closer in many ways, and taken us apart in others. However, it has created a huge impact on education.

Kiev, Ukraine - August 26, 2013 - A collection of well-known social media brands printed on paper and placed on plastic signs. Include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram and Tumblr logos.
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It’s positive impact on education has resulted in:

  • Bringing students from different parts of the world together. Social media has made it possible to better communicate and share information across the world.
  • It gives exposure and access to ideas that are afloat in the world today. Making students more aware of future scenarios, and career opportunities.
  • It provides students with a platform to network with each other, building connections within the student community, as well as outside it. This exposes them to an integral part of career building.
  • Using technology, and building profiles on these websites improves their concept of design and technology. Thus allowing them to build portfolios, resumes, websites, and other material with greater ease and comfort.

It’s obviously important to take in consideration the negative impact of these interactions. However, if used for the right purpose and under proper supervision, students can greatly benefit from social media portals. These portals will allow them to communicate, learn, express themselves, and build a greater understanding of the world around them.