Monday, November 14, 2011

Article: "The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades"

Though I haven't read through it yet, the study detailed in Junco, Heibergert, and Loken's "The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades" (Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, April 2011) shows more student engagement and higher grades. I'm looking forward to reading it, and to seeing how engagement is defined in the study.

Speaking of reflection (as Jason was) the term engagement has become almost a toss-off, as Carol Rodgers, who has written extensively about reflection in learning and teaching, explores in her work.

One awesome thing that article author Rey Junco did on his blog was summarize each section of their 14-page article in tweet form - i.e., in 140 characters or less.

2 comments:

  1. Whoa. The art of summarizing. Amazing!

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  2. In my experience this seems true. I have noticed fairly good student engagement with Twitter, although the good class is really good with it, and the other class find it less appealing. Some students really tend to dominate the discussion, and what's interesting is these aren't always the same students that talk a lot in class.

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