My own experience with social media in a university setting is at odds with what is reported in this Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) article. In my opinion, social media complements, but does not replace, the classroom experience.
Actually Going to Class? How 20th-Century. – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education
“”There’s not really much need for teachers anymore,” since so much material is online, says Dekunle Somade, a senior at the U. of Maryland at College Park.”