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ERIC Number: EJ1062476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-2153-7615
The Use of Twitter in the Creation of Educational Professional Learning Opportunities
Ross, Carrie R.; Maninger, Robert M.; LaPrairie, Kimberly N.; Sullivan, Sam
Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, v5 n1 p55-76 Spr 2015
This study sought to examine how educators are using Twitter to increase their professional learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of traditional professional development offers, and whether educators feel a greater sense of fulfillment receiving professional development through networking and community learning than they do through traditional means of learning. A population of 160 educators--105 females and 55 males between the ages of 22 and 65--were surveyed using education related hashtags on Twitter. Thirty-two educators from the survey population elected to participate in an interview. The study discovered that educators are frequently using Twitter professionally to collaborate, network, and engage in professional development. Ninety percent of the educators responding said they are extremely likely to use Twitter for professional development in the next six months, and 69% of educators said their use of Twitter for professional learning will increase over the coming school year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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