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How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cliche but true: Social media is changing the way we communicate. From the layman users to businesses, almost everyone is part of the online social ecosystem. Now, the education industry seems to be picking pace as things are getting social in schools and universities.

Lectures in the form of online videos and podcasts are getting common nowadays. So as using Skype, Twitter and Facebook as a platform to discuss and share classroom materials. Universities are also receiving YouTube video “pitches” from potential students as substitutes for traditional college essays, according to Course Hero’s infographic (below).

The Web is facilitating the future of learning. In fact, countries like India and Singapore are taking initiatives to introduce tablet technology as an educational tool in rural india.

In Singapore Management University (SMU), a collaborative online wiki is used to help students learn through peer learning, interviews and web research. The wiki has been on for several years now and the content gets richer and up-to-date. We previously featured the students’ work (Indonesia wiki page) which attracted some companies’ attention.

This infographic will tell you more on how social medial is changing the education industry:

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