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Undergraduate Students And Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here on AllTwitter, we’ve cited numerous studies and infographics that demonstrate how integral technology is in students’ lives.

Specifically for undergraduates, technology – most definitely including social media – is a critical part of learning, communication, and engagement.

Check out the infographic below for some interesting stats on the relationship between undergrads and tech.

A few that jumped out to us:

-86% of undergrads own a laptop
-76% of undergrads use Windows, vs. 21% Apple
-31% said that in 2012 they took a class completely online
-2012 saw an 18% increase over 2011 in students’ use of Twitter as an academic resource

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The Business School Twitter Application Is No Longer

After two years, the University of Iowa business school’s headline-making “application tweet” contest has seen its last days.

Back in summer 2011, the Tippie School of Management announced a pilot program asking applicants to explain, via one tweet, why they would be a good Tipple candidate and future MBA hire.

The initiative was a success, and the school made it a formal part of the application process as of last year. Students could either write a second essay, or write a thought-provoking tweet. Those who chose the “twessay” were entered into a contest for a full-tuition Tippie scholarship.

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ESPN: College Basketball Players Disgruntled With Twitter As They Gain Notoriety

ESPN recently published a post about college basketball players’ increasing disgruntlement with Twitter, specifically that it’s “less fun” in college.

Why? Because the older the players get and the more they’re on the national radar, the higher the standards are for their public image, a large part of which is the content they’re presenting to the world via social media.

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Can Twitter Get You Better Grades? This Professor Thinks So [STUDY]

A new study from Michigan State University suggests that Twitter can be a fantastic learning tool – so if your professor tells you to put away your smartphone, you can show her these findings.
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Tweeting To Their Teachers Could Help Shy Students

Tweeting in the classroom might not be the distraction many assume it would be. A new study has found that by allowing students to use Twitter to contact their teachers, many overcome their shyness and ask questions that they would likely not have asked using the raised-hand method.
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Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying?

Parents’ associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem?
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Lesson for Professors (And Brands) on Twitter: Be Personal

No matter how much they feign cool disinterest, a new study shows that students will trust you as a professor more if you tweet about your personal life. What you tweet affects how you’re perceived by those you teach – a lesson which can be extended from the classroom to the world of business.
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Twitter Can Improve Students’ Grades

Engage them, and they will learn. That’s the lesson at the core of new research that shows that Twitter is a potentially powerful tool for educators looking to increase student engagement and even their grades.
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