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ERIC Number: EJ1180366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1365-893X
Twitter: A Professional Development and Community of Practice Tool for Teachers
Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, v2018 n1 Article 6 2018
This article shows how a group of language teachers use Twitter as a tool for continuous professional development through the #MFLtwitterati hashtag. Based on data collected through a survey (n = 116) and interviews (n = 11), it describes how this collective of teachers use the hashtag and evaluates the impact of their Twitter network on their teaching practices. The results show that most users try the suggestions and ideas that they find on this network, which have a positive impact on their teaching. Finally, the article assesses whether the hashtag users can be described as a community of practice.
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University. Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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