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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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Too much face and not enough books? Facebook use and academic performance

Posted by reyjunco on October 10, 2011 in Research |

My latest paper Too much face and not enough books: The relationship between multiple indices of Facebook use and academic performance published in Computers in Human Behavior last week reports the findings of a study I conducted with 1,839 undergraduates. I collected data on Facebook use by surveying students and I had access to student grades […]

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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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Texting and using Facebook while studying related to lower GPAs

Posted by reyjunco on September 19, 2011 in Research |

This week, Shelia Cotten and I will present a paper on multitasking at the Oxford Internet Institute’s A Decade in Internet Time Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society. We have posted the draft of the paper here. Please note that the paper is in draft form and it has yet to be […]

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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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First semester students and sophomores spend more time on Facebook

Posted by reyjunco on May 24, 2011 in Research |

Lately, I’ve spent quite a bit of time analyzing data we collected in the Fall of 2010. While I was conducting a completely unrelated analysis, I noticed differences in the mean time spent on Facebook by students in different classes so I thought I’d take a closer look. I ran an analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) […]

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Do Facebook Likes equal engagement?

Posted by reyjunco on April 21, 2011 in Commentary |

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 […]

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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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