The prejudice that academics read only books and essays and despise email and text messages seems to be outdated. In a new report in PC Magazine it turns out that most (90%) of higher education faculties routinely consult the social media sites and where possible and use them in the curriculum.
It is also notable that some of the older faculty members (20 years or more on faculty staff) are just as likely to consult the Internet as their newly appointed colleagues.
In the classroom the Internet, especially video, is often used. It is often given as an assignment for students to view in their own time. Then essays and reports are assigned with regard to research done or articles read social media sites.