Social Media is everywhere, and has become a regular routine in many people’s lives. Although many social media outlets began as ways to keep in contact with one another, or a place to share items we find interesting, individuals and companies are finding more ways to use these tools to benefit them.
A new social media tool may seem unusual at first glance, but often as the usage grows, so does the platform’s ability to support its users in their private and professional lives.
As more and more educators turn to social media for professional development in and outside of working hours, the tools are evolving to meet our needs. There are many interfaces to choose from, and knowing more about how professionals are utilizing them to enhance their careers can affect our own view of their usefulness.
As you read the pages of our blog, think about the social media you use in your life. Do you use it for professional development? Could you see yourself using it for professional development in the future? How could a social media interface be improved to meet your needs?