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Faculty use of social media

May 12, 2010

According to “Social Media in Higher Education,” better than 80 percent of college faculty use social media, with more than half using it in their teaching. The publishing house Pearson conducted the survey and released the results last week.

Educators have a responsibility to broaden the perspective of their students, regardless of the content matter. Without the inclusion of social media in our hybrid course, we would not be able to both expose students to aging issues around the world and provide students with a forum in which they can learn about global aging issues by partnering with gerontology faculty from other countries. — Maria Claver, Cal State Long Beach

One interesting finding was that faculty with more than 20 years of experience use social networks only slightly less than their younger peers. The slide show below provides greater detail on the survey and its results.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2010 5:41 pm

    Thanks for the interesting article. It seems that young age isn’t required to use modern technologies. Even in the contrary, the old folks are glad to be able to stay in contact easily, too. Social media is all about connecting, regardless of education, background or age. Martin

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