Infographic: Impact of social media in education

1. They feel more comfortable

According to the infographic, students feel more at ease asking questions and expressing doubts when they’re online rather than in a crowded classroom or lecture hall.

2. They can collaborate easily with more than just classmates

They can share their ideas about the class and what they’re learning to anyone who will listen. Using hashtags, they can involve themselves in national and international conversations.

Some students even participate in social media-driven book clubs, discussing novels with students from many different institutions.

3. They can be easily distracted

Two-thirds of students report that they use electronic media while in class, studying, or doing homework.

4. They feel their productivity slipping

Out of 102 students, the infographic states, 57 percent reported that social media has made them less productive due to distractions and procrastination.

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