For many users the internet has changed the way we learn, but it’s not just students who making the most of the internet as it seems that colleges are too, with many actively using social media to communicate with their students and those interested in signing up for courses. Furthermore, there are over six million students in the USA who are taking at least one online course, so the internet may not be changing education in a big way, but every little helps.
According to seo.com who produced this info graphic this is what they have to say about it;
In fact, most students’ (an incredible 93 percent) first instinct when confronted with a research problem is to turn to Google or Bing to get information rather than going to the library, and despite the best efforts of faculty to discourage its use, Wikipedia is the research resource that is used most often. It’s not only students that are turning to the web, however. A whopping 90 percent of faculty uses social media in the courses they’re teaching, and 8 in 10 have used online video in class. In addition, colleges and universities are reaching out to students in a way they never could before—85 percent of admissions offices use some sort of social media, from video blogging to social networking.
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