ERIC Number: EJ1063559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Leading by Following: An Analysis of How K-12 School Leaders Use Twitter
Sauers, Nicholas J.; Richardson, Jayson W.
NASSP Bulletin, v99 n2 p127-146 Jun 2015
This study analyzed how active Twitter users who are also school leaders used the tool. The researchers collaboratively identified K-12 school leaders who were active on Twitter and then collected tweets from those school leaders. The final sample for this study included 115 Twitter users and over 180,000 tweets from those individuals. The results of this study indicated that school leaders overwhelmingly used Twitter for educational purposes and as a way to create communities of practice focused on educational issues.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Principals, Superintendents, Assistant Principals, Middle Schools, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Gender Differences, Administrator Attitudes, Coding, Administrator Behavior, Content Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Elementary Education
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