Social Media Use

Social Media Use

Key findings of the survey include:

  • 64.4 percent of faculty use social media for their personal lives, 33.8 percent use it for teaching
  • 41 percent for those under age 35 compared to 30 percent for those over age 55 reported using social media in their teaching
  • Faculty in the Humanities and Arts, Professions and Applied Sciences, and the Social Sciences use social media at higher rates than those in Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Blogs and wikis are preferred for teaching, while Facebook or LinkedIn are used more for social and professional connections
  • 88 percent of faculty, regardless of discipline, reported using online video in the classroom

More information and detail in the attached pdf, How Today’s Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media, by Moran, Seaman, & Tinti-Kane, Pearson, Oct. 2012

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~ by bdytoc on October 23, 2012.

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