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ERIC Number: EJ1158910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Posting, Sharing, Networking, and Connecting: Use of Social Media Content by Graduate Students
Romero-Hall, Enilda
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v61 n6 p580-588 Nov 2017
The purpose of the present investigation was to better understand graduate students' use of the content shared in the social media channels of their programs and the perceived impact that their participation in these social media spaces has on the graduate students' transformation as professionals. Seventy-seven instructional design and technology (ID&T) graduate students completed an electronic questionnaire. The results revealed that although graduate students use social media for personal purposes, they are not always followers or members of the social media spaces of their ID&T program. However, those who follow the social media of their ID&T program found tremendous benefits from the experience. These benefits range from feelings of belonging to a community of ID&T professionals, to career opportunities for networking, and cross country interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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