ERIC Number: EJ1042999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Media in Diabetes Education: A Viable Option?
Cooper, Julie; Cox, Jill N.; Corbin, Marilyn A.
Journal of Extension, v50 n6 Article 6RIB3 Dec 2012
As Extension educators are encouraged to implement more cost-effective and efficient means of programming, the use of Web-based social media has become a popular option. Penn State Extension implemented a social media awareness survey among participants in its community-based diabetes education program to determine familiarity with this medium, along with rates of current and future use. Results indicated a level of comfort with email and Facebook options, while many preferred more traditional methods of communication. Future research is needed to determine if this online mode of learning may be more effective in targeting a younger Dining with Diabetes population.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Social Networks, Diabetes, Health Education, Web Sites, Surveys, Community Programs, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Communication Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania