Social Networking is… educational

Christine Greenhow, a research associate at the University of Minnesota released a study that says social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo offer educational benefits to students.

After all the noise in we often hear about the digital divide, the study also found that low-income students are just as technologically savvy as their peers, going against what many previous studies have shown.

In the study, the majority (94%) of students use the Internet, 82 percent go online at home and 77 percent have a profile on a social networking site.

When asked about educational benefits, the students listed technology skills first, followed by creativity and being open to new views and communication skills. Not to bad is it.

Take a look at the video clip produced by the college to hear the kids in their own words.

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Social Networking is… educational

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