Hello, my name is Sarah Garcia Kelly-Martin, and I believe that social media is very important in our lives. Without social media, our world today with so much technology right now would not be able to function properly. All age groups and people use social media in some type of media. Social media has been influencing our lives for quite some time now and the trend of using it is ever increasing day by day. It is used by people as a platform to interact among each other, share personal photos, videos, views, and reviews on different topics of daily life, politics, sports, markets and much more through the internet with the use of devices like computers, tablets, and cell phones etc.
The use of social media is on boom nowadays. Whether it is socializing and networking websites such as Facebook, blogs and informative websites such as Twitter, Tumblr, video sharing websites, e.g. YouTube and Daily-motion and another kind of platforms, they have made life easier by quick sharing of almost everything that a person wants to know about. There is no doubt about the dependability of humans on these sources of socializing that is why every business is using them to maximize their productivity and profits.
Education is no exception in using social media. We know that education has been dependent largely on the print and electronic media for quite some time, but those media are expensive due to lesser availability, on the other hand, social media is inexpensive and easily available. Now, most of the instructors and professors use YouTube to show students different kinds of videos related to their subjects and hence their productivity has gone miles ahead of what it used to be before. As students use Facebook and Instagram nowadays. They use different strategies to get active Instagram followers So teachers have come up with this idea of making a common page for all the students to share the updates regarding any changes in class schedule, dates due for assignment submission and quizzes, etc. It helps students to keep in touch with their teachers and ask about the difficulties in the courses while sitting at home. This does not stop there, it also promotes teamwork: when students are due to submit any kind of group project, they can communicate with each other better and share their files and comments on the same page.
Now students don’t need to carry heavy books: they can browse collaborative media sources like Wikipedia anytime, and get to know about it. It serves as a dictionary not only for students but also for the instructors. The most important aspect of these social media is that they promote open discussion about things. When students and teachers communicate on these channels, they come in a dialogue which gives rise to the purposeful conclusion, e.g. when a teacher from Asia comes into contact with another teacher from Europe, both can exchange their views about the education system, and they can know about helpful teaching methods they never practiced before. Students can give online presentations; submit assignments to a common page, receive feedback from teachers while being sick at home etc.
This is why I believe that social media is very important to our success today, as students as well as young men and women in the future, without the social media we use today our world wouldn’t be near as evolved.