More Faculty Using Social Media in the Classroom

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by Jonathan Dame A month before they walked into her classroom last fall, Krista Jackman told her freshmen writing students to join Twitter. Their assignment: get to know each other. “My goal in all the classes that I teach is to get my students as comfortable as I can as quickly as I can,” says Jackman, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire. According to a study released in October by Pearson Learning Solutions and the Babson Survey Research Group, Jackman is not alone in mixing academics and social media. The survey of over 8,000 faculty found that 41 percent of college […]
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