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Title: It's time to connect: Twitter for educational purposes
Contributor(s): Kigotho, Mutuota  (author)orcid ; Doyle, Helen (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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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 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
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
100503 Computer Communications Networks
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
400604 Network engineering
390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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