As students enrolled in an online education program, you’re all probably aware of how many online resources there are for students. What more and more students and educators are discovering, however, is that some of the same resources you use to socialize on the internet can be invaluable to your classes and overall education.
A study by MastersInEducation.org set out to determine the correlation between the grades of students and their use of social media, and many educators may have been surprised to find that grades were actually higher among students who were highly active on social media sites.
Among the most popular sites for students are Facebook.com, YouTube.com, Twitter.com and blogs – ironically, these are some of the very same sites that professors and students have identified as procrastination tools and educational distractions.
Do you use social media sites for reasons other than socializing with friends and family? Have you interacted with classmates on Facebook or Twitter? Have you searched for videos on YouTube that broaden your understanding of a particular subject or class?