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College Faculty Use Social Media, But Not as Much in Class

Oct 21, 2013

FACULTY VOICES: A recent Pearson survey, "Social Media for Teaching and Learning," reveals that college faculty remain ambivalent about the learning value of online technologies. Over 40% of the nearly 8,000 college faculty surveyed either somewhat or strongly disagreed that "the interactive nature of online and mobile technologies create better learning environments; 24% say they are more distracting than helpful to students for academic work. Personally, 70% use social media regularly, but only 41% adapt it for their courses. The survey concludes with qualitative insights on issues like privacy concerns and the authenticity of student submissions.

College Faculty Use Social Media, But Not as Much in Class

Research

College Faculty Use Social Media, But Not as Much in Class

Oct 21, 2013

FACULTY VOICES: A recent Pearson survey, "Social Media for Teaching and Learning," reveals that college faculty remain ambivalent about the learning value of online technologies. Over 40% of the nearly 8,000 college faculty surveyed either somewhat or strongly disagreed that "the interactive nature of online and mobile technologies create better learning environments; 24% say they are more distracting than helpful to students for academic work. Personally, 70% use social media regularly, but only 41% adapt it for their courses. The survey concludes with qualitative insights on issues like privacy concerns and the authenticity of student submissions.

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