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ERIC Number: ED579920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 206
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3553-8640-0
Pennsylvania Teachers' Perceptions and Use of Social Media Communication Technologies as a Pedagogical Tool
Tozer, Brett C.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A number of states and organizations have begun to add cross-content technology elements to their educational standards, providing teachers opportunities to use social media communication (SMC) technology in teaching and learning. Specifically, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the PA Core Standards, which are adapted from the national Common Core Standards, require students to use technology. The standards explicitly include the use of the Internet, to publish and edit students' writing in response to feedback as well as gather, analyze, and critique digital text sources. Although empirical evidence suggests K-12 educators have positive perceptions of the use of SMC as a pedagogical tool, there is evidence to suggest actual use in educational settings is limited. This study provides empirical evidence of how teachers use SMC in teaching and learning. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania