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Is Social Media Ruining Students?

June 20, 2011

This is the title of a blog post on the US-based Education Database Online Blog, http://www.onlineeducation.net/2011/04/21/is-social-media-ruining-students

As you might expect, there is no clear Yes / No answer but it’s well worth having a look at this graphic to see what pros and cons were identified.

Examples are

  • students in classes which use twitter typically have up to half a grade point higher scores
  • students who try to study while using Facebook – multitasking between Facebook and their work – have 20% lower grades
  • 79% of students surveyed don’t believe that last statistic!

 

Thanks to David Hopkins’ blog www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk for alerting me to this study

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