The Role of Social Media and the Opportunities of Their Application in Higher Education for Encouraging Effective Communications and Socialization

KNOWLEDGE – International Journal, Vol.19.1, September, 2017

4 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2018

See all articles by Oleg Latyshev

Oleg Latyshev

Russian Academy of Natural History

Venelin Terziev

Vasil Levski National Military University; University of Ruse

Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development; Vasil Levski National Military University; Innovations and Sustainability Academy

Date Written: September 29, 2017

Abstract

The paper presents a discussion on the role and the importance of social media in the system of higher education in terms of the opportunities for improvements in communications and interactions between the parties involved in training (teachers, students, university staff, employers, experts, etc.). Advantages and disadvantages of the social networks are analyzed in creating a customized learning environment. Furthermore, the study makes some implications on the issue of socialization and future developments in connection to the new realities of the contemporary digitalizing world.

Keywords: higher education, social networks, communication, socialization

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

Latyshev, Oleg and Terziev, Venelin and Arabska, Ekaterina, The Role of Social Media and the Opportunities of Their Application in Higher Education for Encouraging Effective Communications and Socialization (September 29, 2017). KNOWLEDGE – International Journal, Vol.19.1, September, 2017 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3146023

Oleg Latyshev

Russian Academy of Natural History ( email )

Moscow
Russia

Venelin Terziev (Contact Author)

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
Bulgaria
0035982820982 (Phone)

University of Ruse ( email )

8 Studentska Street
Ruse, 7017
Bulgaria

Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development ( email )

78, Dunav Blvd.
Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4003
Bulgaria

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
Bulgaria

Innovations and Sustainability Academy ( email )

1, Lotos Str.
Plovdiv, 4006
Bulgaria

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