Educational Technology

February 24, 2012

Technology in the Classroom Part 2: Social Media ‘Befriending’ Education

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By Noah Golden, Quad News Quinnipiac University

Last week, Quad News examined the debate over whether students should be allowed to use laptops in the classroom. Despite opinions for and against the technology’s use, it was discovered that most Quinnipiac professors’ main concern is that, students will immediately go on social networking sites if given the opportunity to use a computer in class. But now, as Pam Dyer writes in “Social Media Today,” “When used as an educational tool, [schools] have found that social media enhances the learning experience by enabling students and teachers to connect and interact in new ways beyond the classroom.”

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