ERIC Number: EJ1123499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Have Economic Educators Embraced Social Media as a Teaching Tool?
Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J.
Journal of Economic Education, v48 n1 p45-50 2017
In this article, the authors discuss the results of a study of the perceptions of a national sample of economics faculty members from various institutions regarding the use of social media as a teaching tool in and out of the economics classroom. In the past few years, social media has become globally popular, and its use is ubiquitous among students. As such, some instructors have incorporated social media into their courses to engage students. Others are reluctant to embrace social media, citing privacy concerns, social media being more of a distraction than a useful tool, and the challenge of keeping up with social media developments, among others. The authors characterize economics faculty's perceptions of the use of social media platforms for economic instruction.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Media, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Privacy, Social Networks, Informal Education, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Surveys
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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