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Since 2009, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media. As a learning company that promotes the effective use of technology, Pearson is acutely aware of how important it is to understand these emerging media, the opportunities they offer to higher education faculty, and how their adoption can evolve—and is evolving—teaching and learning in higher education. Pearson's ongoing collaboration with thought leaders from such organizations as the Babson Survey Research Group is enabling us to strengthen that understanding. As a reflection of our commitment to sharing our knowledge with the higher education community, the following pages contain the findings of our 2013 Social Media in Higher Education survey.
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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.
Social Media for Teaching and Learning 2013 by Jeff Seamean, Ph.D., and Hester Tinti-Kane
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