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Pages: 221-226
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

SOCIAL MEDIA: CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH AND CHANGING THE WAY WE LEARN

A. Cuevas, F. Kohle

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (NETHERLANDS)
Social media has become ubiquitous in the daily personal lives of students and teachers alike. But the question remains if social media should be integrated effectively in higher education or if should be left out in the realm outside the classroom. This paper explores how students use social media in school, whether or not they find social media useful in the learning process and provides further discussion on the importance of adopting a social media strategy in the education sector. The authors facilitated a study in 2010 and a follow-up survey in 2011 to first year students taking the course International Media and Entertainment Management at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands to assess how students are using social media in a learning environment. The study reveals a need for it to be used as a learning tool to promote active participation through content creation and encourage a virtual space for dynamic dialogue which in turn helps link formal and informal learning connecting students, teachers, and colleagues around the world. But more complex issues such as privacy, copyright, policing and governance of social media needs to be addressed. The use of social media ultimately makes us rethink of the whole educational process in order to enable students adapt to a future where everything rapidly evolves.
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author = {Cuevas, A. and Kohle, F.},
title = {SOCIAL MEDIA: CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH AND CHANGING THE WAY WE LEARN},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
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A. Cuevas, F. Kohle (2012) SOCIAL MEDIA: CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH AND CHANGING THE WAY WE LEARN, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 221-226.
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