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The Impact of Social Networking on Online Students

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  1. 1. The Impact of Social Networking on Online Students Presenters Barbara Purvis Karlene Jaggan Elizabeth Salazar
  2. 2. Our Social Networking Venues <ul><li>Online Library </li></ul><ul><li>CONL E-News </li></ul><ul><li>Student Success Center </li></ul><ul><li>Various Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Sorority </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>National Technical Honor Society </li></ul><ul><li>(1 st year) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Online Library <ul><li>Cyber-librarian with scheduled and on-demand office hours </li></ul><ul><li>Equipped with news relating to the college, databases such as LIRN, subject guides and tutorials that pertain to students’ career field </li></ul><ul><li>Presence on Facebook and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Live chats </li></ul>
  4. 5. CONL E-NEWS Celebrations <ul><li>National Poetry Month </li></ul><ul><li>National Volunteer Week </li></ul><ul><li>Breast Cancer Awareness Month </li></ul><ul><li>National Hispanic Month </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistant Week </li></ul><ul><li>Honor Roll </li></ul><ul><li>Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Video </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Video </li></ul>
  5. 6. Student Success Center <ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Program Specific Discussion Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Student Lounge </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul>
  6. 8. Clubs Book and Movie Club Keep in Touch Club Business Club Medical Club Computer Club
  7. 9. Sorority <ul><li>Lambda Pi Theta </li></ul><ul><li>LPT is Centura College’s first academic online sorority </li></ul><ul><li>An organization created to provide friendship and support while promoting unity. </li></ul><ul><li>Available to any enrolled female student in good academic standing </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Goals are set for the members. </li></ul><ul><li>Community service must be performed monthly and the member cannot have any personal gain from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Live chats and message board are available. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Lambda Pi Theta Lambda Pi Theta has established 141 official members and 21 pledges and applicants still coming in!!! GOALS for 2009 to 2014 June 2009 - our goal is to have a business plan established November 2009 - enough funds for certificates for graduating members December 2009 - the goal is to have enough funds to offer one $250.00 scholarship for one member. May 2010 - goal is to have enough funds to gift one member a trip to graduation ceremony Five Year Goal - To become an official Member of the National Order of Sororities - from LPT’s website
  10. 12. <ul><li>Lambda Pi Theta Facts:                              </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2008, at Centura College Online, Virginia Beach, Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Open Motto: Sister for a sister, mother for a daughter, always united as one. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewel: Pink Diamond </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol: Dove </li></ul><ul><li>Mascot: Queen </li></ul><ul><li>Flower: Lily </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Information:  Memorial of Mrs. Mary Wright scholarship foundation </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of Lambda Pi Theta is to provide women life long opportunities and support for social, intellectual and spiritual development by bringing women together to influence a positive outlook on our communities and families. By this establishment of a strong sisterhood, it will initiate the creation of better career opportunities for our sisters and alumni of Centura College. </li></ul>- from LPT’s website
  11. 13. Lambda Pi Theta OUR MISSION: &quot;Lambda Pi Theta is an organization created with primary focus on getting our sisters on one accord and encouraging each other to take steps higher up the corporate ladder.  We are a mulit-cultural sorority that promotes unity, not only amongst ourselves but within our communities. Within LPT, we hold chat sessions called Just Us, which gives us a time to exhale where we are able to let out our trials, tribulations and stress that we as women encounter on a daily basis.   In Lambda Pi Theta we have daughters that are in need of that mother figure and sisters that are in need of that sister to sister bond.&quot; We also represent and present ourselves as Queens and will not be treated no lower than. We are all about unity amongst everyone there we have created a purpose.     Our sole purpose of our continuing dedication to this process is we have a dream, to become the first online Sorority and to provide support and friendship to our fellow classmates. Online school demands in itself a great sense of independent study, often students feel overwhelmed and often give up on the dream to complete their education. We hope this organization will fulfill the needs for interaction with other classmates and give a great unity to the student body. - from LPT’s website
  12. 14. Fraternity <ul><li>Omicron Theta PSI </li></ul><ul><li>An organization created to provide friendship and support while promoting unity </li></ul><ul><li>Available to any enrolled male student in good academic standing </li></ul><ul><li>Started after Sorority-but has not taken off as well as sorority because school population is primarily female </li></ul>
  13. 15. Social Networking Survey
  14. 16. <ul><li>180 respondents (student body of 1200) </li></ul><ul><li>63.9% already on a networking site such as Facebook or MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>71.11% are interested in social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>87.22% would like to join a social networking site sponsored by Centura College </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Students rated the usefulness of a social networking site at 3.65 (5-point scale) </li></ul><ul><li>76.11% would like a networking site to be exclusive to Centura students, faculty and alumni </li></ul><ul><li>51.11% would like a social networking site that is also available to people outside Centura College </li></ul>
  16. 18. Impact of Social Networking On Students <ul><li>Increase in GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of community </li></ul><ul><li>Camaraderie among students despite demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Increased retention </li></ul>
  17. 19. So How Do We Know It Helps? <ul><li>Student comments </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Sorority statistics (no other statistics available yet) </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Pending Grads </li></ul><ul><li>Active Students </li></ul><ul><li>Probation Students </li></ul>Sorority 3.36 3.60 2.63 1.44 GPA College 3.15 2.93 2.37 1.28 GPA Comparison <ul><li>Students were originally allowed into the Sorority regardless of academic standing so data is comparable </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Academic Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Poor </li></ul>Sorority 41.5% 58.5% College 24.4% 75.7% Drop Statistics <ul><li>Almost twice as many Sorority drops are academically viable to return to school </li></ul><ul><li>Drop reasons are: financial, personal, or academic </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>