Can Game Dynamics Improve Attendance, Grades, and Engagement In A Large Lecture Course?

Update: this proposal was not funded through the Digital Media & Learning Competition. We’re still seeking funding. Please visit Rey Junco’s blog for more details. As my friend/colleague/mentor Rey Junco blogged yesterday, we’ve submitted a research proposal to the Digital Media & Learning Competition. We’re seeking funding for a study that will integrate game dynamics […]

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Why does social media matter in higher education?

I’m knee-deep in the literature review for my dissertation, and I’ve promised my mentor that I will finish it by the end of the semester. So far, my literature review is focused on two broad areas: theoretical frameworks for student success and the available evidence of the effect of social media use in higher education. […]

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Thinking Social at the University of Florida

Update: We had a great time doing this. Thanks to everyone who participated, watched, and followed along on Twitter!  Watch the video archive here: Part 1 & Part 2 and check out Ed’s  #thinkingsocial storify I’m spending the next five days with the Thinking Social team at the University of Florida. We’re engaging in some pretty […]

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