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Li, Jiahang; Greenhow, Christine – Educational Media International, 2015
Social media are fundamentally changing core practices in various industries. Although surveys indicate that social media are impacting social scientists, we know little about how education scholars, specifically, use social media for their work or professional learning. This article explores how educational scholars incorporated the social media,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Professional Development, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Greenhow, Christine; Gleason, Benjamin – Educational Forum, 2012
This article defines Twitter[TM]; outlines the features, affordances, and common uses; and conceptualizes "tweeting" as a literacy practice, comprising both traditional and new literacies, and impacting both informal and formal learning settings. Also provided is an overview of traditional and new literacies, and insights from a scan of the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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Robelia, Beth A.; Greenhow, Christine; Burton, Lisa – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Online social networks are increasingly important information and communication tools for young people and for the environmental movement. Networks may provide the motivation for young adults to increase environmental behaviors by increasing their knowledge of environmental issues and of the specific actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Focus Groups, Young Adults, Climate
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Greenhow, Christine; Burton, Lisa – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
The development of social capital in young people is positively associated with educational attainment, achievement, and psychosocial factors. Prior research has explored factors that contribute to social capital, such as offline social networks. To a lesser extent, studies have analyzed the relationship between online social networks and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Achievement, Social Networks, Social Capital
Greenhow, Christine – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Today, information and communication technologies such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are some of the most popular technologies available on the Internet, with millions of users worldwide. Research is still trying to discover how people use them, for what purposes, and in what settings, and investigate how they may be shaping the ways they…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Educational Trends, Web Sites
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Greenhow, Christine; Robelia, Beth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
All students today are increasingly expected to develop technological fluency, digital citizenship, and other twenty-first century competencies despite wide variability in the quality of learning opportunities schools provide. Social network sites (SNSs) available via the internet may provide promising contexts for learning to supplement…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Low Income, Low Income Groups, High School Students