In today's world students are far more comfortable engaging in social media to enhance their learning. Through social networking students have a platform to present their ideas, connect with like minded individuals, collaborate on projects and share information. All of this leads to the learner feeling engaged, motivated and better connected within their learning community.
When I was studying for my undergraduate degree my learning community was full of ideas, ambitious and eager to learn too. We connected and shared information as well but we didn't have the social networks that are available today. Now, in the role of student again, I am excited to be enrolled in an online master's course. It is providing me with an opportunity to not only continue my learning but enhance my experience through the engagement in social networking.
Currently, students are increasingly expecting to participate in social networking within their class learning. Going through the experience myself now as a student will help me better understand the variety of technology available and the role that social networking can creatively play in education.