Week 13 Blog Post- Casey Krutz

November 24, 2011 at 1:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

In “Study Finds Link Between Facebook Use, Lower Grades in College,” Grabmeier discusses that  students who use Facebook have lower grade point averages than those who do not have accounts. This finding comes from a study done at Ohio State University.  The piece states that these results don’t necessarily mean that Facebook leads to lower grades and that there could be other factors that influence this.

My question is: While logging onto Facebook does give students another venue of procrastination, it also can be a useful tool for them to connect with other students in their classes and across the university to learn about different academic events and forums. Overall, do you think that the use of Facebook aids or hurts the academic success of students?

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  1. For the most part I believe it hurts a students academic success. Facebook offers a distraction from homework and promotes social events such as parties or tailgates more than academic or educational events.

    However, it is important to note that Facebook has replaced some forms of entertainment in some students lives. Therefore, the time they allot to facebook was normally used for other entertainment activities.

  2. I think the extent to which Facebook impacts a students academic success depends on the student. Some students may use Facebook as a primary link to social events on campus or as a way to connect with friends from home, without letting Facebook become an essential part of their daily lives. However, some students may overuse Facebook so that it becomes a determent to their studying. In general, Facebook probably does not help the academic success of many students, unless they are using messaging features to ask questions about class or share notes with other students.


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