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Twitter as a Communication and Information Gathering Tool for Educators

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Title:Twitter as a Communication and Information Gathering Tool for Educators
Authors:Ah Nee, Chelsea
Keywords:Educational Technology, Social Media, Twitter, Education, Emerging Technologies, Communication, Resource Gathering Tools, Digital Natives
Date Issued:30 Apr 2013
Abstract:Online social media and networking sites have emerged as
prominent communication and information gathering tools of the twenty
first century that users may access conveniently through a number of
devices. With the new generation of learners being “digital natives” and
the number of technological devices that are readily available to learners,
new methods of instruction are being considered in classrooms around the
world. A web-based instructional module was developed to instruct K-12
teachers about how to use Twitter, a social media, as a communication and
information gathering tool. Surveys were used to gather participants’
perceptions about using Twitter in their profession as an educator. The
results indicate that although teachers are likely to use Twitter to gather
information and resources, there are varying reasons that cause teachers to
hesitate using Twitter as a communication tool.
Rights:All rights belong to the author and no reproductions shall be made.
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Appears in Collections: ETEC 690, Spring 2013

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