Twitter trends in higher education
New Survey: College Faculty Increasingly Use Social Media for Teaching and in Professional, Personal lives
A new report from the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson finds that college faculty members have become sophisticated consumers of social media, matching different sites to their varying personal, professional, and teaching needs — yet obstacles to wider adoption still remain. The survey results will be presented during Pearson’s “Social Media for Teaching and Learning” event today in Boston at The Museum of Science from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Survey finds faculty divided on social media in the classroom Social Media Usage Trends Among Higher Education Faculty The popularity of social media and its rapid ascension into our daily lives is nothing short of astounding. Sites that weren’t even around 10 years ago are now visited every day. What’s more, 56 percent of the
Social media, while rich in pedagogical opportunity, are also fraught with risks that no institution, faculty member or administrator can afford to ignore. This seminar will show you how to protect yourself from the potential pitfalls.
audio Online Seminar • Recorded on Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Keeping college students off social media sites and focused on the course material is a daily challenge for many of today’s college faculty. But what if you could harness the power of today’s technologies and students’ proclivity toward social networking to enhance the learning experience rather than distract from it?
Is Twitter a powerful learning tool or a colossal waste of time? It depends whom you ask. In its second annual survey on the popular micro-blogging technology, Faculty Focus found a great divide in how professors perceive Twitter.
If it seems like everyone is tweeting these days, it’s not just your imagination.
In 2007 Twitter users, as a whole, made about 5,000 tweets a day. By 2008 the number had increased to 300,000 per day, before growing to 2.5 million per day in January 2009. Just one year later, in January 2010, the figure jumped to 50 million tweets per day.
A survey of approximately 2,000 higher education professionals found that 30.7 percent use Twitter. More than half (56.4 percent) say they’ve never used Twitter. This report examines how college faculty are using Twitter, and why some believe the micro-blogging service is a colossal waste of time.