Student motives for social media in the classroom
           Tim Brown, University of Central Florida
ABSTRACT  
This study examines the motivations students place on receiving academic 
information through different channels: a social media tool (Twitter) and 
a course management system (CMS). A survey of more than a thousand college 
students found that students who use Twitter find it relatively easy to use 
but not very useful for academic information. In addition, there is little 
connection between studentsí motives for using Twitter or their perceived 
usefulness of the tool and similar motives and perceived usefulness for the CMS. 

		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Summer 2010: Volume 14, Issue 2  
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