“You got to be follow-worthy or I will unfollow you!” Students’ Voices on Twitter integration into classroom settings

ID: 35470 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Tian Luo and Teresa Franklin, Ohio University, United States

Monday, March 5 5:35-5:55 PM Location: Creekside I View on map

Presider: Hao Jiang, The University of Toledo, United States

Abstract: This research centers on a case study where twitter was integrated in an undergraduate level course. Under the instructor’s specific guidance and ongoing feedback, students actively participate in the course both in and outside of classroom. They perceived the incorporation of Twitter into classroom to be highly engaging and contributive to their learning. During the 10 week course, students’ initiatives in developing self-defined codes of conduct for tweeting, creating user groups, and assisting one another to become proficient in using Twitter, demonstrated a high degree of autonomous social learning in both formal and informal learning environments. Not only were they motivated to utilize social media, but they also developed a high degree of self-disciplined and self-exploratory learning attitude in using those social tools for learning.

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