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A Case Study on Integrating Social Media in an Online Graduate Youth Development Course 

Youth today are using web-based technologies and social media at record rates. A reported 95% of teens use the Internet and most with "always on" connections that allow them access to web-based technologies at any point in their day. How teens use technology is ever changing, but what is steadfast is the need for adults to be involved in all facets of youths' lives, including the web. There is also a need for professionals who work with youth and their families to understand and utilize technology. This case study discusses the theoretical underpinnings, process, and results of an online course for youth development professionals, and specifically describes a web-based instructional activity involving the use of social media. Results show that although few students entered with strong... Show More
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