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11/4/2011
12:00pm - 1:00pm
105 Natural Science Bldg
MSU Libraries, Computing, and Technology, and the MSU College of Natural Science

Social Media in Higher Education

Social media have the potential to help students collaborate around classroom activities, connect with other students, and access informational and social support resources in their networks. Nicole Ellison will present findings that empirically explore this issue, including a study that examines Facebook-enabled collaboration among undergraduate students. Other work that tests the impact of social media communities on perceptions of support and retention among undergraduate students will be presented, as well as a quick overview of future work on this topic supported by the Gates Foundation. (Presented by Dr. Nicole Ellison)