The Intersection of Digital Literacy and Social Media

By Bridget McCrea
Campus Technology

As educators look for new ways to teach digital literacy or the use of digital technology to find, organize, comprehend, evaluate, and create information, some are turning to social media to help advance the concept in the college classroom.

“Digital literacy and social media is an inseparable and powerful combination,” said William J. Ward, a social media professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “Done correctly, this combination enhances the quality and efficiency of teaching, research, learning, communicating, collaborating, and creating.”

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