I’m Rey Junco, a college professor and researcher who studies how social media use affects college students. I’m particularly interested in using quantitative methods to assess the effects of social media on student development, engagement, and success. Social Media in Higher Education is a place where I’ll blog about the research I’m conducting and provide commentary on using technology in educationally-relevant ways. I’m interested in using this space to post findings that may never make it into any of my papers. Most of what I’ll post here will be well-developed; however, I’ll also post preliminary data and interpretations in the hopes of getting input to help shape future studies. My belief is that research is a collaborative process and this is one way that I can reach out to a broad base of potential collaborators. There is wisdom in the crowd.
"The School is an opportunity to turn your Professional Development into a game. By working through a series of real-world and online challenges in different 'classrooms', you win points. Once you have enough points, you gain access to new classrooms and new challenges. Work your way through the rooms during one academic year to become a Professional Development expert and win the respect of your colleagues."