Social media in higher education


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In the recent past, the social media and other tools of social interaction on the internet have taken the world by storm.  The social media has traditionally been used for social interaction but in the recent past, it has been adopted into other sectors like the education sector. Online learning is today accepted as a convenient way of accessing educational materials and other associated instructions.  However, Quinton and Allen (2014) argues that most of the web-based learning enviSocial media in higher educationronments usually rely on the traditional methods in areas like design of the instructions and the delivery methods.  The problem with the delivery method is that the curriculum content is delivered through proprietary learning management systems (LMS).