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May 28, 2010, noon

Rey Junco: Can student engagement be increased through social media?

Every week, our friends at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society invite academics and other thinkers to discuss their work over lunch. Thankfully for us, they record the sessions. This week, we’ve been passing along some of the talks over the past few months that are most relevant to the future of news.

Today’s video: Rey Junco. He’s an associate professor at Lock Haven University, and he conducts research on how social media and other technologies — Facebook, IM, blogs, Twitter, mobile phones — affect the psychosocial development of college students. Here, he discusses the impact of Twitter usage on the engagement and success of first-year college students. Here are his slides.

POSTED     May 28, 2010, noon
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