ERIC Number: EJ1126732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Digitally Inspired Thinking: Can Social Media Lead to Deep Learning in Higher Education?
Samuels-Peretz, Debbie; Dvorkin Camiel, Lana; Teeley, Karen; Banerjee, Gouri
College Teaching, v65 n1 p32-38 2017
In this study, students from a variety of disciplines, who were enrolled in six courses that incorporate the use of social media, were surveyed to evaluate their perception of how the integration of social-media tools supports deep approaches to learning. Students reported that social media supports deep learning both directly and indirectly, makes learning easier, promotes long-term retention of content, and fosters a more engaging and enjoyable learning environment. These findings suggest that integration of social media into college courses can support deep approaches to learning.
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Style, Student Surveys, College Students, Outcomes of Education, Consortia, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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