ERIC Number: EJ1157726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Strategies, Use, and Impact of Social Media for Supporting Teacher Community within Professional Development: The Case of One Urban STEM Program
Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Greenhalgh, Spencer P.; Wolf, Leigh Graves; Koehler, Matthew J.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v36 n3 p255-267 Sep 2017
This paper examines the use of social media to foster community connections within the MSU Urban Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program. We describe the strategies employed by the program and the technologies employed by instructors to provide support, build community, and showcase learning. We highlight three particular tools used to foster community within the program: Facebook, websites and blogs, and Twitter and then use trace data from Twitter to demonstrate how social media fostered community within the program. We conclude with a description of implications for how social media is used to support community for future research and practice.
Descriptors: Social Media, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Communities of Practice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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