ERIC Number: EJ1104734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Research and Teaching: Using Twitter in a Nonscience Major Science Class Increases Journal of College Science Teaching
Halpin, Patricia A.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n6 Jul 2016
Nonscience majors often rely on general internet searches to locate science information. This practice can lead to misconceptions because the returned search information can be unreliable. In this article the authors describe how they used the social media site Twitter to address this problem in a general education course, BSCI 421 Diseases of the 21st Century.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Higher Education, College Science, Nonmajors, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Science Curriculum, Internet, Social Media, General Education, Diseases, Online Searching, Search Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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