Could Social Media Bring Better Grades?
According to a story I just read, undergraduate students who tweet, make better grades than students who DO NOT tweet. Is this a legitimate argument for staying on the social media network?
This MSN story goes in deep on the study on high-performing tweeters.
The study included 125 students taking a first-year seminar course for pre-health professional majors. Seventy of them used Twitter for various academic discussions and the other 55 acted as a control group.
The students who used Twitter showed a significantly greater increase in learning engagement than those in the control group. Twitter not only increased students' contact with instructors, but also with one another, making it possible for them to support one another in a virtual learning community, the study authors pointed out.
Check out the rest of the article here.