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Recruiting Ph.D. students – Come work with me!

Posted by reyjunco on November 5, 2014 in Research |

I’m looking for Ph.D. students who want to come work with me at Iowa State. If you are interested in social technologies and how they impact youth, please apply! This would be a funded position and you would work in my emerging research group that will be composed of Ph.D. and Masters students (and eventually […]

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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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#NoFailWhale: Tweet More, Drop Out Less – SxSWi 2012

Posted by reyjunco on August 22, 2011 in Presentations, Research |

Last year, I gave a solo talk at SxSWi where I presented data on how Twitter can be used to improve student engagement and grades. For next year, I’ve proposed a solo talk entitled #NoFailWhale: Tweet More, Drop Out Less. I’ll present brand new data on how Twitter can be used to improve understanding of course content […]

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“Is Twitter Hurting Your Grades?” Infographic

Posted by reyjunco on May 17, 2011 in Commentary, Research |

Two weeks ago I posted my thoughts and additional research evidence in response to the “Is Social Media Ruining Students?” infographic. I’ve often hoped that someone would create an infographic that used my data but that also didn’t jump to sensational conclusions. Looks like someone did just that– this infographic uses data from our Twitter […]

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Students lying on their online profiles

Posted by reyjunco on April 7, 2011 in Research |

It’s important to preface this post by saying that these are old data– collected as part of the Net.Generation survey I conducted in 2006 (N=7,705). While these data are old, I’ve been thinking a lot about online identity lately and thought this information would be useful to share. As part of the survey, we asked […]

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Meeting them where they are: Social media and student engagement

Posted by reyjunco on February 20, 2011 in Presentations |

Here is the replay of my talk at The University of Florida on social media and student engagement. I present new data on the relationship between time spent on Facebook, Facebook activities, and student engagement.

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Twitter improves college student engagement and grades

Posted by reyjunco on November 12, 2010 in Research |

Given popular interest in this paper, I thought I’d post a summary of what we did and what we found. To keep with the theme of the paper, I’m going to explain each section in 140 characters or less. You can download a PDF of the paper by clicking here. Abstract We ran a controlled […]

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The digital divide in cell phone ownership and use

Posted by reyjunco on April 12, 2010 in Research |

The following is a summary of findings from a paper that will be published soon in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. For the analyses, we used logistic and hierarchical linear regression to examine the results of a survey of 4,491 students from four universities. Here’s what we found: Cell phone ownership The odds that female […]

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NYT: Teens not on Twitter. Oh really?

Posted by reyjunco on August 26, 2009 in Commentary, Research |

The New York Times published an article citing Twitter usage data to support their notion that teens don’t use Twitter. NYT reported data from comScore that showed that only 11% of Twitter users are between the ages of 12 and 17. To put these figures in a different context, I created this chart based on […]

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