The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades

Despite the widespread use of social media by students and its increased use by instructors, very little empirical evidence is available concerning the impact of social media use on student learning and engagement. This paper describes our semester-long experimental study to determine if using Twitter - the microblogging and social networking platform most amenable to ongoing, public dialogue - for educationally relevant purposes can impact college student engagement and grades. A total of 125 students taking a first year seminar course for pre-health professional majors participated in this s ... Show more

Authors: Junco, R.; Heiberger, G.; Loken, E.

Published: Oxford, England, Blackwell Publishing, 2011

Resource type: Article

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