Student Wen Awarded First Place in the College of Education in IUP Graduate Scholars Forum

Posted on 4/20/2014 10:37:20 AM

Huachuan Wen, a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral candidate and teaching associate in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, was awarded first place for excellence in the College of Education and Educational Technology in the 2014 IUP Graduate Scholars Forum, held on April 2.

His poster presentation was based on his recent research, which explored the influence of online social networking on the academic writing of college students. The mixed-method study, conducted among IUP freshmen who took ENGL 101 during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters, documented and analyzed interesting correlations between Facebook use and aspects of the academic writing of the students. The presentation concluded with an elaboration on the pros and cons of student engagement in social networking websites and technologies in college classrooms.

Professional Studies in Education