First, it is good Netiquette to connect with classmates in social media. So, do friend and follow people from classes. Given, we are working together.
Classmate Netiquette Mooc’s
Next, schools provide a way for students to connect with each other. Also, contacts who become friends, work together, and play together. Then, mooc’s provide contacts on a similar scale because of their size.
Social media is a way to connect with classmates through student profiles and class discussion forums. Thus, student profiles often have a place for social media links. Class discussion often have threads with invitations to connect.
A link to a social media profile in a school profile is an invitation to connect. Providing a link to your school profile is a way to connect with them outside of class. Becoming friends or followers and having them follow you back is a customary connection. It is social.
Connections help us become more successful people. It is not always what you know, but who you know. Making contacts has traditionally been the purpose of going to good schools. Making contacts increases employment opportunities.
Friend classmates because it builds the online community with fundamentally correct associations.