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Social Media and Student Identity Development

Posted by reyjunco on July 23, 2014 in Research |

It’s here! The first (free) chapter from my upcoming book, Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs. The chapter covers how youth’s interactions online help them develop their identity, or a stable sense of self. Download the chapter here. The Kindle version of the entire book is now available on Amazon.com, […]

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Student affairs professionals: Looking for social media examples for my book

Posted by reyjunco on July 11, 2013 in Commentary, Research |

Student affairs professionals: I need your help for my next book, Engaging Students through Social Media: An Evidence-Based Approach for Student Affairs being published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass. I’m looking for examples of how you are using social media in your functional areas. Successes and challenges are both welcome! Feel free to post your story in the […]

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Don’t Facebook & text during class, email instead

Posted by reyjunco on November 27, 2012 in Research |

My most recent paper on multitasking, In-class multitasking and academic performance, has uncovered some interesting results. I conducted a survey of 1,839 college students and asked them how often they multitask during class by using Facebook, texting, emailing, searching for content not related to the class, IMing, and talking on the phone. I also collected students’ actual overall […]

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How college students find and use information [Infographic]

Posted by reyjunco on November 26, 2012 in Infographic |

My friends over at Project Information Literacy have just released this infographic to summarize their recent research on how college students find and use information. Data in this infographic come from PIL’s publications Balancing Act: How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library during Crunch Time and Truth Be Told: How College Students Evaluate and Use […]

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The ethics of Facebook-stalking university applicants

Posted by reyjunco on November 8, 2012 in Commentary, Research |

Recently, Kaplan Test Prep released data from a survey showing how college admissions officers check applicant profiles in order to make admissions decisions. This isn’t a new phenomenon: since 2008, I’ve been answering questions about whether residence life, judicial affairs, and other university departments should monitor their students’ Facebook accounts. Here are some reasons why […]

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StudentAffairs.com podcast Interview with Rey Junco

Posted by reyjunco on February 15, 2012 in Commentary, Research |

Last week I chatted with Stuart Brown from StudentAffairs.com for the student affairs forum podcast. We spoke about: Variation in technology skills even among students who are “digital natives.” Digital inequalities and how these inequalities are reproduced throughout a student’s educational career. How digital inequalities in technology use can put students from minority racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds at […]

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College students prefer to use Facebook in their courses

Posted by reyjunco on January 17, 2012 in Research |

Over the last year, I’ve conducted or collaborated on a number of studies examining the use of social media in the classroom. One thing has been clear from our observations in those studies: when given the choice of a number of social technologies to use as part of a course, students will overwhelmingly choose Facebook. This […]

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The truth about Facebook and grades infographic

Posted by reyjunco on December 6, 2011 in Research |

I’m very excited that yet another graphic designer has taken me up on my offer to work with me on creating a graphic that accurately represents the results of one of my research papers. This one is based on my paper Too much face and not enough books: The relationship between multiple indices of Facebook use […]

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Facebook and student engagement infographic

Posted by reyjunco on October 3, 2011 in Research |

As you may recall, a while ago I posted a call to graphic artists to work with me on creating an infographic that accurately represents the results of a research paper. Thanks to Ed Cabellon and his team at the the Rondileau Campus Center at Bridgewater State University, we have this infographic based on my paper The […]

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Time spent on Facebook is related to involvement in campus activities

Posted by reyjunco on August 22, 2011 in Research |

These findings are from my latest paper “The relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and student engagement“ to be published in an upcoming issue of Computers and Education. I asked students to estimate (using a few different indices) their frequency of using Facebook and what they did while on Facebook and then […]

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