Social media learning refers to the active participation in social media platforms and websites that have components such as comment fields for users to promote communication and achieve academic goals. The use of social media in coursework promotes self-directed learning, preparing students to search for answers, think critically and make decisions independently. It also allows students more freedom to connect, collaborate and communicate beyond the classroom, promoting real world experiences. Building this learning community promotes positive contact between students and faculty and develops a reciprocity and cooperation among students. Integrating social media applications can provide deeper, richer learning experiences with a variety of feedback, dialogue, and cooperation opportunities.
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