Baylor Study: Facebook groups improve grades, critical thinking

POSTED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:27pm

A new Baylor study shows students involved in Facebook learning groups generally score higher grades and have better critical thinking.

The study came about as part of a sociology class to learn more about the challenges of teaching a large class, a growing problem in higher education. It is know that many introductory classes will hold hundreds of students at times.

According to a release from the university, the research was conducted using 218 students out of about 15,000 on campus. Students who participated in the Facebook group scored higher on quizzes, wrote stronger papers and performed better on tests.

The study was published in "Teaching Sociology," a journal of the American Sociological Association.

 You find the full story on the Baylor website.


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