Facebook is still a popular website and the preferred way that students connect with one another, both in school and for their own social life. Facebook is used to communicate information learned in school, discuss upcoming school projects, and provides students with a way to interact with one another. But new technologies and products are developing alternatives for interacting with classmates, both those local and international. This article will provide five new ways that students will connect in 2014.
Virtual Study Groups
Improvements in web cams and video programs allow students to connect online and to have online study sessions where they can discuss lessons over the web. Using online web conferencing tools can help to replace some aspects of classwork and allow students to share information that they learn in a way that benefits their studies. Improved connections and cheaper technologies will allow students to connect with one another in improved ways in 2014.
Video Stored Classes
When students are out sick or miss class they miss out on what the teacher was trying to communicate to them. Video recording of classroom lectures will allow students to be able to access this classwork easier than ever before at the leisure of the student. In addition, students who had difficulty grasping some concepts during a lesson can go back and watch over a lecture and learn it at their own speed. Expect many universities to allow students to video lectures for later use by the student.
Mobile Storage of Critical Information
The current generation is constantly on the go. Mobile devices are used by students to access information at all times. Students in 2014 will connect to their classwork increasingly on their mobile devices and will be able to download information to add to their studies in whatever ways possible. Interactions through mobile devices will be cross-functional and be through several different forms. Students will be able to access online encyclopedia, instructional videos, online tutors, and so on, all from their mobile devices.
Interacting Around the World
In 2014 and beyond, students will be able to interact in a truly global way by interacting with people in different cultures to gain their insight. Languages will no longer be an issue as language can be instantly translated into the language of the listener. Further, international specialists will be able to communicate with top international specialists and more students will gain access to these lessons, which will further the access to information all over.
Learning with Special Disabilities
One of the greatest benefits that technology will provide in 2014 is increased access to information for students with learning disabilities or some other dysfunction. Through the usage of computers, information is being communicated to students with learning disabilities in ways that they can increasingly understand and students will be able to connect to one another through these platforms and receive special instructions that allow them to learn.
Facebook originated in the Harvard dorms and started as a service that allowed students to be able to communicate their classwork. Over time it evolved into a social media site for both students and adults. Some of the functionality for students will be replaced with other ways that students can connect with one another online, in a way that can aid learning.
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