What do social media and education have in common?
Quite a lot actually: they are ubiquitous, present a significant potential for disruption and are shaping the world of tomorrow.
This week in our Long Reads section, we are focusing on the link between social media and education, and most importantly, how they can benefit each other:
- On Slate, Chris Berdik shares the inspiring story of the rural district of Fall Creek, Wisconsin where tweets, texts, and new apps help link schools with parents and community.
- On The Washington Post, Lindsey Bever explains why two California lawmakers want to raise the next generation with the savvy to tell the difference between media truth and lies.
- The Economist presents lifelong learning — which is crucial to help people to stay ahead of technological change — as the educational challenge of the 21st century.
Credit: David Parkins / The Economist
As Social Media Managers, it’s part of our job to teach our clients and collaborators about social media.
As people, it’s worth stepping aside for a minute and think about the consequences of social media on education.
And vice versa.