Employing social media in a classroom can be considered an effective way to enhance learners’ motivation, and to promote inclusive learning by providing students with more varied learning pathways. Integrating social media in a proactive manner to enhance the learning experience can have a positive impact on a range of subjects including history, medicine, and science. However, this process requires a good understanding of the ways in which social media can be used and a way to gauge the extent of student engagement and depth of learning through social media. With a view to supporting this aim, I developed a social media taxonomy, which identifies specific ways in which the potential of social media can be harnessed in an increasingly digital society. The purpose of the social media taxonomy is to explore how a standardized mechanism can be used to familiarize educators with methods to activate social media platforms effectively as a learning tool; to help them understand how the platforms can be employed in the subjects they teach; and to unify social media resources with both a physical and a virtual learning environment.

Speaker: Mehmet Demir

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0006
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland