Share Paper: Microblogging in Education: An Instructional Tool for Student Engagement

  1. Frances Burnett, Johnson & Wales Universtiy, United States
Thursday, June 26 11:45 AM-12:15 PM B3117

Abstract: This study involved an examination of the use of Twitter to increase culinary student engagement in course work and academic achievement, as measured by correct answers on an exam. Mobile technology is positively shifting how educators and students are communicating, collaborating, and engaging with one another. Educators are tying together students’ penchant for social networking and texting with active participation (i.e., engagement) measures in the course structure with a new emphasis on using mobile technology to engage learners. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE, 2012) tool pre and post survey was used to analyze students’ perceptions of engagement practices ...