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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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Thoughts on the “Is Social Media Ruining Students?” infographic

Posted by reyjunco on May 3, 2011 in Commentary |

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the “Is Social Media Ruining Students?” infographic that made its way around the web last week. As a social media researcher, I couldn’t help but notice there were a conspicuous number of studies missing. Omitting these additional studies gives an incomplete picture of the scientific evidence and leads to erroneous conclusions. […]

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Open Sourcing Online Education

Posted by reyjunco on January 20, 2011 in Commentary, How-to |

This post isn’t about the OpenCourseWare movement (which I think is really cool) but instead about using open source and/or free online tools to enhance the way we teach online courses. This is my first semester  teaching the Social Media in Higher Education course (syllabus) that I developed. For logistical and administrative reasons, I’m teaching the […]

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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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Civil Discourse in the Age of Social Media

Posted by reyjunco on October 29, 2010 in Research |

For centuries, issues of civil discourse only arose concerning written and oral communication. But now, new technologies for communication and social interaction, particularly social media, have dramatically expanded the potential for human interaction. They generate significant challenges for institutional policies and practices to encourage and sustain civil discourse for the critical social and personal issues […]

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Why educators must become hackers

Posted by reyjunco on May 27, 2010 in Commentary |

We have to approach technology more like hackers than like traditional educators. In our fast-paced and media-saturated milieu, we are constantly prodded to consume information without much critical reflection. This reality of the new information society has had a transformational impact on various higher education institution’s ways of doing things. A clear and significant exception […]

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NACTA 2010 Conference Keynote

Posted by reyjunco on May 27, 2010 in Presentations |

Welcome 2010 NACTA participants! I’m excited to serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. I wrote this blog post and have invited you to comment on it because I have a short amount of time to engage with you during my keynote address. My goals of this blog post are twofold: To learn […]

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Using Twitter to Support Engagement in the College Classroom

Posted by reyjunco on April 8, 2010 in Presentations, Research |

I gave the following talk at the Berkman Center in December 2009 focusing on the preliminary findings of our Twitter study. You can download the slides here. Abstract Recent research has shown that social media use is correlated with indices of student engagement. While a relationship exists, no research has been conducted to elucidate the […]

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