Do you view Facebook as a teaching tool? Do college professors use it for educational purposes? An infographic from Schools.com takes a look at a recent study by Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson that shows about 91% of college faculty use social media as part of their job. This is in sharp contrast to other industries where just 47% of employees use social media as part of their work. While there are obviously reasons for this difference (some don’t have easy access or time to computers, etc.), the difference is quite large.
The big question raised by the infographic is: 70% of faculty believe that video, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are valuable tools for teaching. I’m surprised that this is so low, to be honest.