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.
We ran a controlled study to see if using Twitter as part of a college course would increase student engagement and grades.
Engagement is the magic bullet for student success. Social media seem to be related to engagement; however, no controlled studies available.
Randomly assigned 7 first year classes to Twitter/Control groups. Assessed engagement pre & post using NSSE. Assessed end-of-semester GPAs.
Twitter group had significantly greater increases in engagement and significantly higher grades than control group.
Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.
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