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ERIC Number: EJ1059422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1527-9316
Is Twitter an Effective Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education? Perspectives of Education Graduate Students
Bista, Krishna
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v15 n2 p83-102 Apr 2015
This study presents the perspectives of education graduate students of using Twitter as a pedagogical tool for 15 weeks as a required social media activity in class. The results indicated that participants in each course reported a positive learning experience of using Twitter. Although this was their first experience with Twitter, participants reported that Twitter provided space and opportunities to engage in academic activities as a new pedagogical tool. Participants reported they used Twitter to receive immediate and frequent course information, ask questions to the mentor, update course assignments, and to share helpful information from outside the textbook with their fellow classmates and mentor. This study also highlights suggestions and implications for utilization of Twitter in personal and professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A