Did you know that you can get better grades and possibly have a stronger relationship with your college professors just by adding them on Facebook? Increasingly, college professors are finding that social media tools are a great addition to their repertoire of teaching tools. Some even require their students to participate in social education for certain courses, but the benefits don’t stop at the requirement level. Keeping in touch with your professors can have other, less tangible fringe benefits as well. Read on to learn more!
That’s right, when you add your professor as a friend on Facebook, or follow his or her tweets, or tune in to their “extra” broadcasts on YouTube, it sends the message that you are invested in the wealth of information being offered. Your professor will know you are serious about the course and about your future, and your participation in social media initiatives will be remembered when sitting in the back of each lecture or lab and quietly minding your own business is long forgotten. That being said, you are probably wondering what the most popular social networks among college professors are. At the top of the list is Facebook, followed closely by YouTube. Check out the infographic for details: