Some of the key takeaways are:
- 38% of respondents agree or strongly agree that educators should use social media to reach students where they are, while 24% disagree or strongly disagree. To me, the fact that 39% rated this item as "neutral" says that many faculty are still trying to figure this out.
- 58% agree or strongly agree that social media can be a valuable tool for collaborative learning, and 70% believe video, podcasts, blogs and wikis are valuable tools for teaching.
- 80% of faculty reported that they were using social media in some aspect of a course that they are teaching.
- A smaller number of respondents felt Facebook and Twitter had value in the classroom, though it was interesting to see that they rated Facebook as a tool that they use personally (57%) and professionally (45%) outside of class.