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ERIC Number: EJ1000682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Exploring the Relationship between Student-Instructor Interaction on Twitter and Student Perceptions of Teacher Behaviors
McArthur, John A.; Bostedo-Conway, Kristen
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v24 n3 p286-292 2012
With much attention being placed on the use of Twitter and other social media in the classroom, educators are grappling with the question, "Is Twitter a valid tool to increase classroom effectiveness?" Yet, many responses to this question come from anecdotal and case-study-based information. The present study offers a preliminary quantitative analysis of Twitter in the classroom. A survey-based experiment (n = 144) was conducted to measure student perceptions of teacher credibility, immediacy, and content relevance alongside instructor Twitter-use. Results indicate significant, positive correlations between student Twitter-use and positive perceptions of teacher behaviors. These results indicate that Twitter may serve as a valuable tool to supplement more traditional forms of course instruction. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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