—Social media, throughout the communication
world after 2005, has brought about the transformation of
personal and social changes, specifically, among youngsters
between the ages of 13 to 25 who use the social media intensely
as a communication tool. Such an effect of social media is of
great significance in terms understanding how they are utilized
in courses and how students benefit from them in their learning
processes. In this study, the case of sharing the social media will
be put forward with regard to the relationship of teachers and
students, that is to say, how they carry out their media facilities
for their courses and learning/teaching processes will be under
—Social media, students and teachers, social
media education, technology usage.
Halil Ibrahim Gurcan is with the Anadolu University, Faculty of
Communication Sciences, Eskisehir, CO 26470 Turkey (e-mail:
Cite: Halil Ibrahim Gurcan, "Contribution of Social Media to the Students’ Academic Development," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 965-968, 2015.