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Social Media Research & Practice in Higher Ed #sxswEDU podcast

Posted by reyjunco on June 22, 2012 in Presentations |

Back in March I served on a panel along with Liz Gross, Ed Cabellon, and Greg Heiberger at the #sxswEDU conference. Here are some of the highlights: Greg and I talk about our latest research on using Twitter to support students throughout their first year of college. I summarize my recent research on using Facebook in education. Greg […]

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Why I don’t trust that Facebook will keep your child’s information private

Posted by reyjunco on June 14, 2012 in Commentary |

Last week, I wrote an opinion piece for NBCLatino entitled Don’t trust Facebook with your children in response to Facebook’s announcement that they are considering allowing children younger than 13 to join the site. In that post, I discussed four reasons why you would want to be wary of allowing your children under 13 to join […]

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Web Connected Minds talk outline

Posted by reyjunco on May 6, 2012 in Presentations |

Today I’m giving a talk at the Web Connected Minds Conference about my research on social media, student engagement, and learning. I’ll be talking about my published research on how Facebook use is related to student engagement and student academic performance. I’ll also be talking about some of my published research on improving educational outcomes […]

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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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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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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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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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#NoFailWhale: Tweet More, Drop Out Less – SxSWi 2012

Posted by reyjunco on August 22, 2011 in Presentations, Research |

Last year, I gave a solo talk at SxSWi where I presented data on how Twitter can be used to improve student engagement and grades. For next year, I’ve proposed a solo talk entitled #NoFailWhale: Tweet More, Drop Out Less. I’ll present brand new data on how Twitter can be used to improve understanding of course content […]

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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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