Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12745
Title: It's time to connect: Twitter for educational purposes
Contributor(s): Kigotho, Mutuota  (author)orcid ; Doyle, Helen (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12745
Abstract: The expansion of the internet has enabled a free flow of information allowing the connection between educators and students where knowledge can be shared both ways. This growth in technology has led to an explosion in the use of social media. Data indicates that Twitter is one of the most common social media tools used by 25-54 age-group. Learning how this tool is used for educational purposes is useful in the area of higher education as most of the university students fit within this cohort. In this paper we look at the history and exponential growth of Twitter as a micro-blogging tool and illustrate how it is used in classrooms around the world from early childhood to tertiary. Further, we weigh up the challenges faced by advocates of change within education and explore the voices of dissent. We conclude that the use of Twitter has a huge potential when used for educational purposes.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ACEC 2012: Australian Computers in Education Conference - ITS Time: Information Technology in Schools Time, Perth, Australia, 2nd - 5th October, 2012
Conference Details: ACEC 2012: Australian Computers in Education Conference - ITS Time: Information Technology in Schools Time, Perth, Australia, 2nd - 5th October, 2012
Source of Publication: Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC 2012) Refereed Proceedings, p. 1-10
Publisher: Educational Computing Association of Western Australia Inc (ECAWA) for the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)
Place of Publication: Perth, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
100503 Computer Communications Networks
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://acec2012.acce.edu.au/its-time-connect-twitter-educational-purposes
http://bit.ly/ACEC2012_Proceedings
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