The dropout rate among college students is high. Today, many schools see nearly half of their freshmen students disappear after only one or two semesters. Interestingly at this time of year, high school seniors are awaiting acceptance letters; they can’t wait to graduate and leave their homes to begin the next chapter of their lives. But colleges are asking themselves another question: How can we get these students to stay?
Eight percent of American adult web users are on Twitter, but only a small number (about 2 percent) of these people use the microblogging site on a daily basis, according to a survey recently conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. There are, however, interesting links between Twitter use and education level; survey results claim that while “college students aren’t flocking to Twitter…they’ve proven more likely to type the 140-character updates than most demographic groups, especially teenagers and young adults.”
Linking academics from one country to another or collaborating with scholars and researchers in different parts of the world can be hindered by factors like language barriers and time zone differences. Online communication, then, is usually the most effective method of sharing information. In China, however, social-networking sites like Facebook that are often used by [...]
Rather that turning to Facebook as a distraction from school work, students around the world are logging in and using the social networking site for post-baccalaureate studies. Global M.B.A., which deems itself “the world’s first internationally recognized M.B.A. to be delivered through a Facebook application,” is part of the London School of Business and Finance and certified by the University of Wales. The application was developed around the idea that students already use Facebook as a major outlet for communication.