Another great post by Dr Justin Marquis: "There is no right or wrong answer about social media in our educational systems. It is an evolving method of communication and one that is only more likely to gain acceptance and prevalence. Rather than rail against it, it makes more sense to embrace it, minimize the negatives and teach students new ways of engaging with social media, their instructors, and each other that will support them in becoming connected learners with the skills to become successful connected workers."
Read more on balancing the negatives and positives of social media use for students and how educators can leverage off this to improve student engagement and learning: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/10/balancing-advantages-disadvantages-student-social-media-use/
Via Anne Whaits, Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology