Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education


‘Kevin D. Dougherty, an associate professor of sociology at Baylor University, has spent the last two and a half years measuring how the Facebook group he created for his introduction-to-sociology course affected student performance. He found that students who participated in the online group enjoyed the course more, felt a stronger sense of belonging, and got better grades than those who did not participate.

In short, Mr. Dougherty says, the class’s Facebook page helped “turn 250 strangers that happen to sit in a class together into a community.”…’

Source: chronicle.com

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