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Survey: Social media becoming a common higher ed teaching tool

Social media use has become commonplace for college faculty, according a survey by the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson Education. The survey, which questioned 4,000 higher education teaching faculty about their social media habits, found that 64.4 percent of faculty use social media for their personal lives and nearly 34 percent use social media in teaching. When asked about barriers to the use of social media in teaching, faculty ranked concerns about the integrity of student submissions in class assignments, issues of privacy and complexities managing personal and professional accounts highest.