Social Media’s (SM) integration within educational institutions, universities in particular, has generated great interests in recent years. Namely, SM’s use as formal pedagogical tools has attracted the attention of many researchers from different disciplines. While most universities have progressed to include social learning sites (Blackboard Learn, Moodle, etc..) as essential instruments in their te aching and learning methods, few attempts were made to adopt popular SM platforms (such as Facebook, YouTube, twitter, etc.) as principal educational tools. Despite the many existing studies investigating the practicality of using selected SM platforms as teaching tools in singular classrooms, little has been made to develop a common framework for integrating SM platforms within a classroom environment. This paper presents a comprehensive review of current major scholarly on SM’s use as pedagogical tools, then analyses and identifies common practices and findings in the online literature. Findings of the review are used to support the development of a comprehensive framework for integrating SM as teaching and learning tools in a classroom environment. This framework can be used to facilitate the adoption of SM as a formal pedagogical tool, the development of SM implementation processes, and will assist in studying the effects of SM on education. The research outlines major findings in current literature, providing valuable insights on SM’s use in education and further forming the basis of future quantitative and qualitative research in this area of study.
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