How are College Educators Using YouTube?

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This is just part of a fun infographic on MindJumpers depicting different studies about how college educators are using social media. The one that stands out: 40% of educators report having a YouTube account. I'd love to know how college professors are using YouTube in (and out of) the classroom.

Part of the information from the graphic comes from a Babson Survey Research Group, which reveals other interesting facts:

  • More than 90% of faculty use social media either for professional purposes or in their classes—or both.
  • Nearly two-thirds of all teaching faculty have used social media in their class sessions.
  • 30% have posted content for students to view outside class.
  • 40% of faculty have assigned students to read or view social media as part of course assignments.
  • 20% have assigned students to comment on or post to social media sites.
  • 80% of faculty report using social media for some aspect of a course they are teaching.
  • Of the 80% of faculty who’ve made any use of social media as part of their courses, virtually all include some form of online video use. One-third of faculty restrict their social media use to only online video, but nearly one-half use other forms of social media in addition to online video.