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ERIC Number: EJ1121496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2042-7530
Microblogging in Higher Education: Digital Natives, Knowledge Creation, Social Engineering, and Intelligence Analysis of Educational Tweets
Cleveland, Simon; Jackson, Barcus C.; Dawson, Maurice
E-Learning and Digital Media, v13 n1-2 p62-80 Jan-Mar 2016
With the rise of Web 2.0, microblogging has become a widely accepted phenomenon for sharing information. Moreover, the Twitter platform has become the tool of choice for universities looking to increase their digital footprint. However, scant research addresses the viability of microblogging as a tool to facilitate knowledge creation practices among higher education students. This paper proposes a model to explain how students, as digital natives, leverage the features of the Twitter microblogging for the transfer of knowledge. Finally, the paper examines the dark side of Twitter as a privacy-leaking platform and issues a call to higher institutions for specific security policies to prevent nefarious use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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