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Use of social media in aiding transition to higher education

Use of social media in aiding transition to higher education

Project TeamLouise KellyDavid YoungKelsey Gourlay

Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Strathclyde

Retention

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/retention-and-successRemainCompleteTimescaleSuccess

Personal DevelopmentLabour MarketFurther LearningWidening Participation

AbilityBackgroundMotivationKnowledgeTransition

Student viewsMy hand was held at schoolI have found it very dauntingSort of left to fend for yourselfYou really need to be independentAt school always someone there looking over youIve not found it hard, just differentSocial media

Social media90% of 16-24 year olds use social mediaLikely to be the same across population groupsSmooth transition?Facebook group

Facebook GroupHEA small grantSet up by studentTwo weeks before start of termLink emailed to all new first years90% joined by start of term

Before start of termIs anybody in Garnett?How do we choose our electives?Whats everyone doing for Freshers?When do we get our timetables?Anyone finding the homework hard?Shall we meet before the Induction lecture?Before start of termSurvey of users90% found it usefulMaking new friendsEased the transitionHelped with orientation

First semesterHas anyone managed the Finance homework?How do you start Q7 of the homework?How do you add probabilities in Q3?Did anyone manage to write down the homework??Can someone explain the Inter-quartile-range?Are the tutorials on tomorrow?Exam timeHas anyone managed the 2012 past-paperHow do you start Q7 of the homework?What did you get for Q2 of the 2011 paper?Did anyone manage to write down the homework??Can someone explain the Inter-quartile-range?Are the tutorials on tomorrow?ResponsesMost questions answered by students very quicklyPeer assisted learningLecturer workload

Group for second yearsSecond year statistics classSet up by same studentAlmost 100% joined within first weekGroup for second yearsVery limited useAlready had their own group, created in first yearIncreased use near exam time

ConclusionsFirst year Group

Second year Group?