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Heading to Iowa

Posted by reyjunco on April 1, 2014 in Commentary |

I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ve accepted a position as an associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University starting this summer. I’ll be teaching and advising students in the Student Affairs graduate program. Many of you who follow this blog know that I started a new position in the Purdue University Libraries […]

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How college students find and use information [Infographic]

Posted by reyjunco on November 26, 2012 in Infographic |

My friends over at Project Information Literacy have just released this infographic to summarize their recent research on how college students find and use information. Data in this infographic come from PIL’s publications Balancing Act: How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library during Crunch Time and Truth Be Told: How College Students Evaluate and Use […]

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How today’s higher education faculty use social media infographic

Posted by reyjunco on October 23, 2012 in Commentary, Infographic, Research |

Last week, Pearson and the Babson Survey Research Group released the results of their latest survey of how higher education faculty use social media. The results are quite interesting. For instance, they found that almost 34% of the sample used some form of social media (defined as blogs/wikis, Facebook, LinkedIn, podcasts, or Twitter) for teaching purposes. It’s […]

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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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Twitter 101: Best Practices in Using Twitter in the Classroom Infographic

Posted by reyjunco on March 21, 2012 in Infographic, Research |

Almost a year ago, I posted a call to collaborate with graphic designers interested in creating research-based infographics. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’ve been fortunate to work with a number of graphic designers who have converted my research into infographics. Here is yet another one in this series. […]

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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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College students prefer to use Facebook in their courses

Posted by reyjunco on January 17, 2012 in Research |

Over the last year, I’ve conducted or collaborated on a number of studies examining the use of social media in the classroom. One thing has been clear from our observations in those studies: when given the choice of a number of social technologies to use as part of a course, students will overwhelmingly choose Facebook. This […]

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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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