Could texting and tweeting boost retention?

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
June 17th, 2015

New study examines the impact of course-related texts and tweets on student recall.

tweeting-textingStudents who tweet or message about anything associated with an academic lesson could demonstrate greater recall and learn more from lectures.

The finding is part of a new study, Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?, appears in the National Communication Association’s journal, and analyzes how different social media messaging, including tweets, impacts how much students retain what they learn during lectures.

It aims to connect past research about mobile devices, texting, and social media distracting students in class with the increasingly popular method of using mobile devices for course-relevant purposes, to better understand how mobile device use impacts student learning.

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