In 2004 a study at UW system reported that the majority of students do not want their personal media convoluted with course-related media5 years later in 2009, that has changedSTUDENTS WANT SOCIAL MEDIAPreliminary research conducted (see http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz) indicates to us that the majority of students would like to receive communication about their course via text messaging and that the majority of students are on Facebook where they communicate most often.
STUDENTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA OFTENAccording to Bulik (July 8th, 2009) “Out of the 110 million Americans (or 60% of the online population) who use social networks, the average social networking user logs on to these sites quite a bit. They go to social networking sites 5 days per week and check in 4 times a day for a total of an hour per day. Nine percent of that group stay logged in all day long and are ‘constantly checking what's new’” (para 7).
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Exploring Mobile Technologies
Associate Director, Learning Technology Center
Experiential Data gathering Content creationFeedback and Interactivity Content delivery
Deliver content (eg., announcements, PDFs, YouTube videos, simple augmented reality); Content creation by students (e.g., video, images, audio). Data collection (e.g., fieldwork, interviews, Internet research) Feedback and Interactivity(e.g., Twitter backchannel, mobile clickers); and Foster experiential learning experiences (e.g., simulations, role play);
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According to Joosten (2009), 71% of students want to receive text messages about their class (http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz). According to PEW Interent, “the typical American teen sends and receives 50 or more messages per day, or 1,500 per month.”
According to Bulik (July 8th, 2009) “…They go to social networking sites 5 days per week and check in 4 times a day for a total of an hour per day” (para 7). According to PEW Internet study, “…Nearly three-quarters (72%) of online 18- 29 year olds use these sites–similar to the rate among teens–with 45% doing so on a typical day” (http://tinyurl.com/33hynyx).
http://www.twitter.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php Mobile apps Apple, Hootsuite Android, Tweetdeck