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News: To Profs, YouTube Tops Twitter – Inside Higher Ed

News: To Profs, YouTube Tops Twitter – Inside Higher Ed.

So says a new study released last week by Brabson Survey Research Group and Pearson analyzing use of social media tools by university students and professors.

The study was presented at Pearson’s annual conference. Twitter and Facebook were found to be well in the back of the pack in terms of value to the classroom – though according to Inside Higher Ed, one professor attending the session, noted a benefit of the character limit of Twitter: forcing students to focus and be succinct.

If you’re a faculty member, how do you – or do you – incorporate social media tools like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, in your teaching? How has it worked?

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