"Luxurious" Life of Alexis Lurie

About Me-Alexis Lurie

I am from the great city of Rocky River, in Cleveland Ohio, and I have lived there all of my life. I played soccer up until my senior year of school. Hockey is a huge part of my life, especially since my brother has played his whole life and also on the Ohio University Division Two team for a two years. I am slightly obsessed with my dog champ, my friends think I'm crazy, but he's too adorable. I am also a family girl; family is key. I would't be the person I am today without them.

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OU Marketing Students on Why Professors Should Use Social Media in the Classroom

The Alpha Creo Late Show, hosted by Ohio University Marketing Student, Sam Thompson. On this episode, Sam talks to fellow OU Marketing Students as well as social media platforms on why professors can benefit from using social media in the classroom. Students Erin Reed and Tom Kazanas speak about a lack of social media in the classroom, and express their interest in the online community taking more of a role in their learning environment. Social Media apps Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube offer their experience with classroom interaction on their respective platforms, and how they see it benefitting Marketing professors. Get Creo!

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Why Strategic Communications Students Value Professors Using Social Media at OU

At Ohio University, it's no surprise E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students value communication with their peers and professors, especially on social media today. Three senior Strategic Communications students, including myself and my Digital Marketing group member Karlee, gave insight on how using social media has increased inside the classroom for our journalism courses, as well as their overall Scripps experience. E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Below are three quotes from each Strategic Communication majors interviewed, and check out the full video, Why Should Professors be on Social Media.

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2014 Infographic: Why Professors at Ohio University Should Be Active on Social Media

As technology grows and expands our range of communication, social media is becoming a vital tool for daily social interaction. It creates opportunities for people to interact with each other in the way that is both helpful and essential to socially motivate people; inside and outside of the classroom.

The info graphic above shows my Marketing 4900 group's collaborative research on why college professors at Ohio University should be active on social media. Below are the main statistics we found to back up our reasoning:

  • 41% of Professors use social media in the classroom today.
  • 3/4 of Teachers reported digital communication has increased their communication with students.
  • 83% of experts agree by 2025, the internet will have a widespread and beneficial effect on the everyday lives of the public.
  • 3/5 of experts agree by 2020, education will transition to classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings.
  • There are 1.3 billion active monthly Facebook users World Wide.
  • There are 300 million active monthly LinkedIn users World Wide.
  • There are 284 million active monthly Twitter users World Wide.
  • 95% of college students are using Facebook.
  • 80% of college students are using Twitter.
  • 40% of college students are using LinkedIn.

Our sources for research came from survey data and credible websites including:

On top of our research, we also asked one strategic communications major at Ohio University and one journalism professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism their opinion on whether or not college professors should be using social media. Here is how they responded:

  • "Social media is especially important with Strategic Communications majors because that is what it is becoming today," said strategic communications major Julie Weller.
  • "I think professors who aren't using social media are crazy, it is the best way to reach your students," said journalism professor Robert Benz.

Overall, our collaborative quantitative and qualitative research backs up our reasoning on why college professors, especially Ohio University professors, should be active on social media today. It is the communication of the future that is transitioning into a normality in the education system. The sooner we embrace it, the better.

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