This paper provides a systematic and comprehensive review of social media use in higher education. We reviewed and synthesized relevant studies in the following 5 topics: 1) features of current LMS, 2) LMS gaps and criticisms, 3) social media learning theories, 4) instructional use of social media, and 5) alternative methods of using LMS. Our review reveals that many researchers have investigated these topics and proposed varying methods to integrate social media into teaching and learning. We also present opportunities for future research, including analyzing big data to draw more accurate conclusions on social media needs and usage in higher educational settings.
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