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ERIC Number: EJ1153438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Evaluating Twitter and Its Impact on Student Learning in Principles of Economics Courses
Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J.
Journal of Economic Education, v48 n4 p243-253 2017
Ever since Becker and Watts (1996) found that economic educators rely heavily on "chalk and talk" as a primary teaching method, economic educators have been seeking new ways to engage students and improve learning outcomes. Recently, the use of social media as a pedagogical tool in economics has received increasing interest. The authors assess students across three different institutions to see if the use of Twitter improves learning outcomes relative to a traditional Learning Management System. Using an experimental design, they find no evidence that the use of Twitter improves students' learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Tennessee; Illinois
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