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Importance of Plugging In to Socia Media in the Classroom

Its potential impact on students has come a long way since AOL

By Pamela Rossow

Social media could play a crucial role in more classrooms by 2014. Since the Web 2.0 revolution and the shift from mass media to social media, educators may be able to tap into this popular resource to enhance students’ learning and even assist in making learning more relevant to students. With online learning as an option for nontraditional students who may desire increased flexibility in their studies, the challenge could become how educators might connect with these adult learners in ways that extend beyond the physical classroom.


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