According to the Pearson Learning Solutions Social Media in Higher Education Survey, “more than four out of every five professors use social media. And more than half of professors use tools like video, blogs, podcasts, and wikis in their classes.” But as the Chronicle mentions in their commentary on the data, the seemingly pervasive numbers should not paint a picture that faculty have fully embraced social media.
Often we hear about how the revolution in digital media is affecting our youth; the way they learn, they way the speak, and the way they spend their time whether it be in leisure or academic settings. But what is not so frequently discussed is how this shift in social standards and realities is affecting the adults of this country, and in my opinion it is important to reflect specifically on those who teach.
According to AllFacebook.com, it appears that Facebook is possibly merging Pages and Groups. Some groups saw the changes on Tuesday, October 13th, but their Group layouts reverted back to the old design within 24 hours. Is Facebook merging the two? Do you think they should?