Social media is a trendy topic at the moment, having received much mass media and consumer attention for its widespread adoption during the last decade. Social media has influenced practice in many communication-oriented fields, such as marketing, customer service, and journalism. In education, the hype surrounding social media has created a lot of speculation about how it might be used in a higher education environment. Perspectives range from believing higher education should capitalize on technologies and perhaps electronic devices that students are already using for personal reasons to struggling to see how to effectively integrate a technology whose naturalistic use has been so heavily informal and user-driven into a setting known for its more formal and structured experiences.
Via ramonovelar, Jesús Salinas, Alfredo Corell