Social Networking in Education: Blog 3, Week 6


Current Social Networking and Media Technologies to Assist and Enhance Education

How can Social Networking be used for Educational Purposes?

In the 21st century, the way technology can be used in today’s education has its advantages and disadvantages. Technology can certainly help individuals earn their college degrees online that would lead to road of financial success, but it can also become a distraction at the same time (O’Brien, 2012), For example, I have seen first hand students viewing their Facebook page when their supposed to be working on an assignment. Yes, I agree social networking can certainly assist with completing assignments and collaborating with other classmates, such as Q and A with the teacher and other classmates in real time, and taking notes (Bonk & Zhang, 2006). Technology can help individuals reach for success ands excellence but need to block out unnecessary distractions from social networking that isn’t relevant to the topic of subject in a class course (Vanwynsberghe & Verdegem, 2013).

Social networking used for Educational Purposes

I haven’t seen social networking used for educational purposes except for Q and A and live lectures in real time which can be helpful in collaborating with other classmates and the teacher on the subject matter being discussed at taught (O’Brien, 2016). Social networking can be useful in education, but students must learn to block out distractions, such as Facebook alerts, Twitter and live chatrooms (Vanwynsberghe & Verdegem, 2013).

How does the Church use Social Networking for the Kingdom of God?

The Bible does state to preach the word of God to all four corners of the earth in the last days, read Mark 15:16. Social networking can provide services, including sermons and prayer request through video in real time which can reach the lost souls for Christ. I have also seen the downside of social networking within services, including individuals viewing and texting which is extremely disrespectful to the church and God.


Bonk, C., & Zhang, K. (2006). Introducing the R2D2 model: Online learning for the diverse learners of this world. Distance Education, 27(2), pp. 249-264.doi:10.1080/01587910600789670

O’Brien, L. (2012). Six Ways to Use Social Media in Education. Retrieved Feb 27, 2018, from

Vanwynsberghe, H., & Verdegem, P. (2013). Integrating social media in education. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 15(3). Retrieved Feb 27, 2018, from

Behavioral Intervention for “Outburst”

They’re not hard to find. You can dig them up on blogs, Youtube and even the news with a quick Google search – disturbing videos of autistic children in distress, while parents film. Viral sympathy videos could quickly be viewed all over the world. Once a video is out there it is forever. The consequences of this are not always immediately apparent, but can be lifelong, impacting relationships with peers (kids are mean and bullies could easily use this footage), future employers, and others.

via Meltdown Videos of Autistic Children – Awareness or Exploitation? — Neurodivergent Rebel