Rey Junco is a is an associate professor in the Purdue University Libraries and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he focuses on studying how youth interact with digital media. Rey’s primary research interest is using quantitative methods to analyze the effects of social media on youth psychosocial development, engagement, and learning. His research has also focused on informing best practices in using social technologies to enhance learning outcomes. For instance, Rey’s research has shown that technology, specifically social media like Facebook and Twitter, can be used in ways that improve engagement and academic performance. Rey is also interested in examining online civil discourse, digital inequalities, and how the use of digital media promotes formal and informal learning. He blogs at Social Media in Higher Education.
Last updated February 20, 2013