Computers & Technology

Roundtable

Honors Students in Front of the Backlight: Does Being Gifted Change How One Uses Social Media?

Friday, November 10
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Exhibit Hall Roundtable 1

Social media has become a driving force for today's young adults as a platform for expression and dissemination of information. But do gifted students use social media differently from average students? Researchers presented a survey to college freshman, honors and non-honors, looking to find the descriptive differences between amount of use, content, and academic college engagement with social media between the two. Results are presented, followed by small group discussions on how social media is beginning to change different sectors of gifted education including independent study, social skills, mentorship, and academic engagement.

Corinne R. Green

Doctoral Student/Graduate Assistant
Gifted Education Resource Institute- Purdue University

Corinne Green is a doctoral student in Gifted, Creative, and Talented studies at Purdue University. Her research interests include residential schools, motivation, and relations between gifted children and their parents. At the University of Houston she completed an undergraduate honors thesis for her B.S. in Psychology under the direction of Dr. Richard Olenchak. She studied the life satisfaction of gifted middle school students in a magnet program and their perception of autonomy in choosing to attend the magnet program. After her doctoral studies, she plans to become an administrator for gifted and talented programs.

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