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ERIC Number: EJ1023932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Joining the Conversation: Twitter as a Tool for Student Political Engagement
Journell, Wayne; Ayers, Cheryl A.; Beeson, Melissa Walker
Educational Forum, v77 n4 p466-480 2013
This article describes possibilities afforded by using social media, specifically Twitter, as a way to encourage students to join political conversations across the United States and around the world. In this study, we describe a project in which students used Twitter to share commentary about the state of the 2012 presidential election. The experiences of these students illustrate both the potential strengths and limitations of using social media as a tool for political engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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