Social media is playing a crucial role in education nowadays. Many students all over the world are making use of social media in one way or another for them to benefit in gathering necessary information which leads them to achieve different academic goals. Different social platforms can be used to achieve different types of communication in education. For instance, YouTube can be used to share videos that students will easily access for them to learn about what is happening in different parts of the world.
Here are ways how social media is used as a great tool in education:
Social Media provides opportunities for students to be coached online
There are many educational videos available on YouTube where students can easily access for them to learn from professionals. This makes it easy for students all over the world to access information from a certain expert irrespective of the location where the expert may be located. The education videos available online on YouTube are also offered free of charge. This helps students in accessing more resources which they use to master different concepts that may have been taught in their classes.
Enhancing communication between students and teachers
There are social platforms where students can post comments for them to interact with teachers. They can open a dialogue where teachers and students will easily interact. This makes it easy for a given teacher to know the areas where the students may have not understood well. The teacher can also refer the students after they discuss online where the student will access more resources for the student to master the concepts well. This leads to the improvement of many students who may be slow in learning.
Social media enables emergency notifications about classes
For students to know about any emergency classes that may have been organized, social media play a great role. This is possible because teachers with great social media insights and with proper tools concerning intelligence and analysis can post news about a certain emergency class that may be organized on social platforms. The student will end up sharing the information easily hence making any emergency learning arrangement very easy. Common platforms that can be used to convey emergency messages include Facebook and Twitter. This makes sharing of emergency information very easy because the information is delivered immediately it is posted to several online students.
Sharing information among students
For different students to learn from each other, they have to share information. The use of social media has made it very easy to share information among students who study in different institutions all over the world. Students are even able to know what others are learning even if they are in different parts of the world. The teachers are also able to share information on social platforms which leads them to enable the students to understand more. A teacher who does not understand a certain concept well can easily ask for help from another teacher through using social platforms hence making teaching very easy.