How College Professors Use Facebook

We all know that Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world. It is also a known fact that students are obsessed about Facebook. While academia has long been criticized for its failure to embrace modern technology, college professors today are proving to be quite tech-savvy. A recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson shows that teachers might rival their younger counterparts when it comes to social media use. Nearly all professors are active on social media, and more than 80% of faculty are incorporating some form of social media into their teaching. You can check out the infographic below, created by Loreal Lynch and, and learn how college faculty are using social media both personally and professionally.

Reading professors like an open facebook, or how teachers use social media
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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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1 Response to How College Professors Use Facebook

  1. wendywang says:

    這篇報告是針對大學教師使用social networks的調查結果,教師使用Youtube在專業教學的比例比facebook高是好現象,表示老師們在教學策略得應用上有所突破,並非依照慣例以課堂講述為主,我想這應用在人文歷史的學習領域比較容易實施,因為透過Youtube video的演說或者實際眼見為主的教學教材可以使得教學更有趣、更生動,大學教師的學習動力必須保持自我要求,否則在教學環境如何去說服數位移民接受在網路上或微基百科中即可找尋到的資料,還要進教室接受老師的教導,如果沒有辦法隨時補充新訊息,我想對於學生的學習會無法滿足他的好奇心與動力。

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