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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Open Source and Social Media are changing society and business. Can it change higher education?

LinkedIn: Yes, it is already happening. A survey of over 8,000 faculty found that 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012 (1).
The benefits of greater collaboration and content sharing are quite evident, but how do you make it work in a classroom if you teach at a higher education institution? Here are a few principles to keep in mind as you join the bandwagon.

1 comment:

Chris Calder said...

The times, they are a changin. Kids don't respond well to the traditional ways of teaching and, in turn, teachers and professors are being forced to change and adapt to keep up with the times. There are definitely pros and cons to this. For one, social media is a great way to stay connected, and yet, this doesn't mean that someone should believe everything that they read on the internet. I made the mistake of getting a facebook at a young age and it was mind blowing for me to see such things, and that I had the ability to respond to them, it was just too much!! The amount of computer generated documents these days is just unbelievable and the fact that you can share it and have it anywhere makes it that much easier. There are definitely some techniques and methods that can be use to improve and enhance the way a classroom is taught. Having engaged students makes teaching the class that much easier. Or so I’ve been told.

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