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 […]
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 […]
Earlier this week I was conducting background research for an article I’m writing for NASPA’s Leadership Exchange. I wanted to explore how Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO’s) were using Twitter and if their engagement level differed from other student affairs professionals. While exploratory, I theorized that SSAO might be more likely to engage, given that […]
On my way to work this morning, I was listening to Mara Liasson on the NPR news headlines reporting about President Obama’s Facebook Live Town Hall held yesterday. Liasson reported that while Obama was a pioneer in the use of social media in his 2008 campaign, he’ll have a lot of competition in these spaces from his […]
Right… of course they do. But you know me, I like to have data to back up assumptions so I’m sharing some results of a recent survey I conducted on student technology use. This chart is based on data from a sample of over 2,500 college students. What was most surprising to me was the […]
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.