DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AND EDUCATION
1 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (SPAIN)
2 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (SPAIN)
3 Universitat Rovira i Virgili (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Citizens how we communicate, we access and use information, we create knowledge and cultural gadgets is a challenge for schools and modern societies.
The use which is made of technologies and, in particular, of social networks nowadays is massive among the population of all ages and at all levels (political, economic, labour, social, cultural,..). Education professionals must, firstly, facilitate students be competent in their use, and, secondly, assess its application during the teaching and learning process.
Insisting on the responsible use of social networks within and outside school implies the knowledge of virtues, limitations and dangers that can be associated with their use. Educating in this area means reducing all threats increasing at the same time their strengths and opportunities for personal and professional development.
Keywords: Technology, collaborative work, social networking, education, learning, development, responsible use.