April 29, 2013

Visitors and Residents: Students' attitudes to academic use of social media

A University of Leicester-led study shows students display “Visitor” and “Resident” characteristics when using social media for learning

University of Leicester-led research has shown that university students behave very differently when using social media as part of their academic learning.

Some students happily use social networking to share information about their course with their peers, in a similar way to how they might talk to friends on Facebook.