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Chipchase, Lucy; Davidson, Megan; Blackstock, Felicity; Bye, Ros; Clothier, Peter; Klupp, Nerida; Nickson, Wendy; Turner, Deborah; Williams, Mark – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Much has been written about why students engage in academic studies at university, with less attention given to the concept of disengagement. Understanding the risks and factors associated with student disengagement from learning provides opportunities for targeted remediation. The aims of this review were to (i) explore how student disengagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education, College Students
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Nalbone, David P.; Kovach, Ronald J.; Fish, Jessica N.; McCoy, Kelsey M.; Jones, Kathryn E.; Wright, Hillary Rawlings – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The current study investigated the potential role that social networking Web sites (e.g., Facebook) played in creating both actual and virtual learning communities within the first-year seminar. Researchers conducted a 2-year longitudinal study to assess whether students who were connected within a university-founded virtual network persisted in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Web Sites, College Freshmen
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Junco, Reynol – Computers & Education, 2012
Educators and others are interested in the effects of social media on college students, with a specific focus on the most popular social media website--Facebook. Two previous studies have examined the relationship between Facebook use and student engagement, a construct related to positive college outcomes. However, these studies were limited by…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Social Networks
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Junco, R.; Heiberger, G.; Loken, E. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
Despite the widespread use of social media by students and its increased use by instructors, very little empirical evidence is available concerning the impact of social media use on student learning and engagement. This paper describes our semester-long experimental study to determine if using Twitter--the microblogging and social networking…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Class Activities
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Hanson, Trudy L.; Drumheller, Kristina; Mallard, Jessica; McKee, Connie; Schlegel, Paula – College Teaching, 2011
This study of time use and entertainment choices of college students used a triangulated approach to discover how college students use and manage their time. From the data we gathered through time diaries, students indicated that the greatest amount of personal time is spent in some form of communication (talking face to face, texting, talking on…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, College Students, Diaries, Written Language
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Guidry, Kevin R.; BrckaLorenz, Allison – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
This study extends the research into faculty and student use of contemporary academic technologies. The goals of the study are threefold. First, the study aims to unpack which technologies students and faculty use, and how often. Second, it aims to understand their experiences in the contexts in which they live them. Finally, it explores the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Management Systems