Social Media Learning Environment

For each component in this model there is a range of social
media tools to enable its implementation.
This diagram illustrates a learning process using a range of
social media tools.

Social Media Tools

In the last several years, the use of social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter has grown significantly, and continues to trend upward.
Using social media tools has become an effective way to improve learning, enhance communications, foster engagement and increase access to credible global resources.

Social media can connect millions of voices to:
- Increase the timely dissemination and potential impact of information.
- Leverage audience networks to facilitate information sharing.
- Reach broader, more diverse audiences.
- Facilitate interactive communication, connection and public engagement.
- Empower people to make decisions based on credible and timely information.

The following table illustrates examples of social media tools for each of the components in the social media learning environment and current usage for a range of social media tools.
Click this icon to access and download a document to enable you to get started using social media for learning

Use the following resources to learn about social media, examine social media
tools and evaluate their potential to support your learning goals.

Click here to read the ebook "What Is Social Media"

Click here to view a video that introduces the power and the potential of social media for learning

Click here to view a video on the use of social media in the workplace

Click here to read about social media tools and link to demonstrations of social media tools.

Click here to read the Social Media Examiner blog.
Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.

Social Media News

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