We present the results of a study about university students’ opinions regarding the use of Social Media (SM) as teaching resources in Higher Education. A survey was administered to 244 Communication students (M=20.67) and four focus groups with 30 participants were carried out. Students mostly agreed to the implementation of SM as teaching resources in Higher Education. However, several concerns were identified among students: loss of face-to-face communication between students and lecturers, media saturation, Internet dependency, and privacy conflicts. Using SM to encourage participation (creation of debate forums), and to support content and teaching materials (blogs, multimedia servers, and groups on social networks) are the best accepted practices whereas virtual meetings are the most rejected.
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