Posted by: bluesyemre | May 11, 2013

Visitors and Residents: Students’ Attitudes to Academic Use of Social Media

  • University of Leicester-led research has shown that university students behave very differently when using social media as part of their academic learning. Some students happily use social networking to share information about their course with their peers, in a similar way to how they might talk to friends on Facebook. Others are much more targeted in their use of online tools — and will only log on to get the information they need, when they need it. For the study, all 257 undergraduate students in the University’s School of Biological Sciences were asked to use the social media site Google+ as part of a key IT and numeracy skills module.

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