The rise of the Internet and social networks has changed education in many ways. Professors and universities now have the option to explore more untraditional ways of learning. The study done by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore does into great detail about the impact of social networking in the classroom setting and the use of social networking systems as instructional tools. Nowadays, previous concepts of education are all being questioned while many universities are moving to online systems for graduate programs while utilizing online tools in undergraduate classrooms. The study looks at a class that used Facebook as well as the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). Many of the students enjoyed using Facebook as part of the class, but still preferred LMS for most of the coursework. What students did enjoy was the fact that Facebook provided community building and facilitating discussions. This is something that emulates the actual in-person classroom setting in a way that other online learning cannot. The study also goes into how Facebook and peer assessment can enhance learning, increase student engagement and overall interest, and increase students working together in groups. Using a variety of social media platforms works well for this generation of students, most likely because of their shorter attention spans. The study overall showed that the use of online networks does increase student engagement, if used wisely.