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How Social Media Is Being Used In Education
Edudemic, October 29, 2013

More Professors Use Social Media as a Teaching Tool
CityTownInfo, October 24, 2013

Social media popular with faculty, but not yet in class
eCampus News, October 22, 2013

Profs. Show Increased Use of Social Media in Higher ed., Study Suggests
Daily Free Press, October 23, 2013

Professors More Open to Social Media in Classroom
Dubai Chronicle, October 23, 2013

Pearson: Social Media for Teaching and Learning #smteachlearn
ProfessorJoosten.BlogSpot, October 23, 2013

Profs Use Social Media at Home More Than in Class
The Gainesville Sun, October 21, 2013 

College Faculty Use Social Media, But Not as Much in Class
EdSurge, October 21, 2013

Wired for Teaching
Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2013

How Professors Are Using Social Media (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Huffington Post, October 21, 2013

New Survey: College Faculty Increasingly Use Social Media for Teaching and in Professional, Personal Lives
Faculty Focus, October 18, 2013

More higher education faculty on board with social media 
Politico Pro, October 17, 2013

by Caitlin Emma

More and more higher education faculty are using social media for personal, professional and teaching purposes, according to a survey released today by the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson.

Nearly 8,000 higher education faculty members were surveyed. About 41 percent of teaching faculty reported "monthly or more frequent" social media use in their classes in 2013. While that number isn't a majority, it's up from 34 percent in 2012. About 70 percent said they used social media monthly for personal use and 55 percent said they used it professionally, up from 64 percent and 45 percent in 2012, respectively.

Seventy-nine percent of faculty surveyed said digital communication has impacted communication with students. About 59 percent of faculty agreed that online and mobile technology has created better learning environments, compared to 41 percent who disagreed. But the majority of faculty, 56 percent, also agreed that online and mobile technologies can often prove more distracting than helpful for academic work.