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Comparing actual and self-reported measures of Facebook use

Posted by reyjunco on January 18, 2013 in Research, Survey Design |

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 […]

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Facebook frequency of use and activities survey questions

Posted by reyjunco on April 5, 2012 in Survey Design |

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 […]

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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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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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Thoughts on how tweet content is related to instructor credibility

Posted by reyjunco on March 31, 2011 in Commentary |

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, […]

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Meeting them where they are: Social media and student engagement

Posted by reyjunco on February 20, 2011 in Presentations |

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.

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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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Twitter improves college student engagement and grades

Posted by reyjunco on November 12, 2010 in Research |

Given popular interest in this paper, I thought I’d post a summary of what we did and what we found. To keep with the theme of the paper, I’m going to explain each section in 140 characters or less. You can download a PDF of the paper by clicking here. Abstract We ran a controlled […]

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Berkman Center Talk: Twitter in the College Classroom

Posted by reyjunco on December 9, 2009 in Presentations |

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