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Is Social Media a boon or bane in the learning process..

When it comes to social media practices of students, a good mantra is :If you can't fight 'em, join 'em

April  2 2016: Most teachers will tell you they don’t want their students texting, tweeting, or posting on Facebook from their smartphones during class. But some argue banning smartphones or the use of social media while in school is not preparing students for life in the real world. So what’s the right answer?
Scott Hayden, a professor of creative media production at the Basingstoke College of Technology in Hampshire, England, said there’s one surefire way for teachers to ensure social media isn’t a distraction during class: use it as a learning tool. 

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And for another take on students and social media, see this blog at TheStudyAbroad Portal  on How Universities and Students Benefit From Social Media