ASMR, Dubai School of Government

The Arab Social Media report series has explored the growth and usage trends of social media in the Arab region in depth since 2011. The series has become the key source of quantitative research on social media’s growth and usage trends in the Arab world. Additionally, Arab Social Media report conducted numerous exploratory qualitative surveys to get an in-depth assessment of regional perceptions and actual usage and impact of social media in Arab societies. The findings of the series revealed new transformations in areas varying from impact on social and cultural changes, youth and women’s empowerment, government adoption, entrepreneurship and employment, freedom of expression, media consumption behaviours and the role in popular civic movements. In this fifth issue of the report, the focus is on the impact of social media use on education in the Arab region.