If you are a regular reader of this blog, you likely already know that there is a growing body of research that examines how college students use Facebook and the outcomes of such use. For instance, researchers have examined how Facebook use is related to various aspects of the college student experience including learning, student [...]
I’ve had a lot of requests for permission to use my Facebook frequency of use and activities survey questions. I am happy to share these survey questions as long as they are cited as coming from : Junco, R. (2012). The relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and student engagement. Computers [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday I received emails and tweets asking what I thought about the study reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education that examined the relationship between tweet content and student perception of instructor credibility. One of my social media (and life) rules is that I will not comment on a paper that I haven’t read. Luckily, [...]
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.