Being an instructor in the Higher Education Master’s programs at Boston College and Merrimack College, and as former Res Lifer, I’ve always been interested in how to advance student learning outcomes through the use of technology and social media in classroom and training environments. I’ll have the opportunity to present on both at the upcoming national conventions of ACPA and NASPA. Below you will find the slide deck from my presentation as well as some resources for further reading.
One of the most prolific scholars on the topic, particularly as it relates to outcomes and the effects Twitter use in the classroom, is Rey Junco. Check out his blog and CV for more background information.
Early on, I wrote an article for the eJournal of Technology in Student Affairs on my experiments using Twitter in the classroom.
For broad statistics on social media use, including subset data on those of traditional college age, check out the work of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.