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Using Social Media in Student Affairs: An Evidence-Based Approach #ACPA14 Slides

Posted by reyjunco on April 3, 2014 in Presentations |

Here are the slides from the talk I gave this past week at the #ACPA14 conference in Indianapolis. The talk is loosely based on a chapter from my upcoming book Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs Using Social Media in Student Affairs: An Evidence-Based Approach from Rey Junco

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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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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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Achievement not yet unlocked: Badges for learning project looking for funding

Posted by reyjunco on February 13, 2012 in Research |

A while ago I posted about the proposal Game dynamics in the classroom: Badges to improve student engagement and learning in large lecture courses we submitted to the Digital Media and Learning Badges for Learning competition. We were delighted to see how much buzz our proposal generated online (here’s a post on Edudemic about our proposal […]

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Badges for Learning

Posted by reyjunco on January 12, 2012 in Research |

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about using badging systems to support student learning. There is great potential for using badging systems to add a game layer to learning in the traditional classroom, thereby increasing student engagement and learning outcomes. Last year at SxSWi, Seth Priebatsch from SCVNGR gave a keynote (video) about adding a game layer […]

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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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Academic Excellence in 140 Characters

Posted by reyjunco on November 22, 2010 in Research |

This is a video created by one of my students to summarize the research we conducted on the effects of Twitter on student engagement and grades. The journal article summarizing the study and our findings is available here. Abstract Despite the widespread use of social media by students and its increased use by instructors, very […]

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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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Using multiple video chats in education

Posted by reyjunco on April 6, 2010 in Commentary |

Earlier this week, a few things gelled for me in thinking about my research area and about the higher education administrators, students, and researchers I’ve met online via Twitter (mostly through #sachat). First, I’ve been wanting to teach a graduate course on social media in higher education; however, I never thought it was possible because […]

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Digital Media and Learning Competition Entry

Posted by reyjunco on January 30, 2010 in Research |

Please check out our entry for the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition: Learning Factory Live: Harnessing digital media to engage pre-college students in engineering capstone design experiences. I look forward to reading your comments!

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