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Multitasking has negative effect on student academic work

Posted by reyjunco on September 13, 2010 in Research |

The following is a summary of findings and implications from my latest paper with Shelia Cotten entitled Perceived academic effects of instant messaging use to be published in Computers & Education. Summary of Findings: IM users spend a great deal of time actively chatting (120 minutes per day on average). 97% of IM users reported […]

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Why educators must become hackers

Posted by reyjunco on May 27, 2010 in Commentary |

We have to approach technology more like hackers than like traditional educators. In our fast-paced and media-saturated milieu, we are constantly prodded to consume information without much critical reflection. This reality of the new information society has had a transformational impact on various higher education institution’s ways of doing things. A clear and significant exception […]

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Social media and college student engagement

Posted by reyjunco on April 19, 2010 in Research |

This graph summarizes the main findings of the only two studies of social media and college student engagement. Both found relationships between time spent on social media and student engagement as described by Astin (1984) and measured through single survey items. Heiberger and Harper (2008) conducted a study of 377 undergraduate students at a Midwestern […]

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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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