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Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning?

Chris Evans
2013 British Journal of Educational Technology  
Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning by students in Higher Education? Social media have become widely adopted by students in their personal lives.  ...  However, the application of social media to teaching and learning remains to be fully explored. In this study, the use of the social media tool Twitter for teaching was considered.  ...  The author would like to thank Afaf Buqawa for help with conducting the study.  ... 
doi:10.1111/bjet.12099 fatcat:t5edtx5dk5hljphj5nm6ifqmjm

Twitter for Learning in Blended Learning Courses

SHARON PEARL HENRY SERUB, ADELINE ENGKAMAT, KETTY CHACHIL, LING SIEW CHING, LING SIEW ENG, MARGARET CHAN KIT YOK
2020 DEStech Transactions on Social Science Education and Human Science  
However, there are others who believed that social media can be utilized to enrich the learning experience for students as it fits into the learning style of the milleninials who are always 'on-the-go'  ...  However, he urged that clear guidelines for the students need to be set in place before using social media to prevent distraction and the misuse of the social media to post inappropriate contents.  ...  Therefore, Twitter can be introduced as tool for conducting blended learning courses to vast variety of subject matters and students.  ... 
doi:10.12783/dtssehs/icedde2019/33703 fatcat:xpro5gq3u5emnke65bxrtm6kla

Exploring higher education professionals' use of Twitter for learning

Muireann O'Keeffe
2016 Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning  
However much of the commentary related to professional learning and Twitter is at best circumstantial rhetoric, which fails to illustrate the real experiences and complexities of professional learning  ...  Although participants of this research supported Twitter for professional learning, this study indicates that professionals were hesitant to establish presence and participate in social networking activities  ...  Indeed, this research makes a case for using Twitter for professional learning and that peripheral participation as well as highly social participation can be valuable for developing learning and teaching  ... 
doi:10.22554/ijtel.v2i1.11 fatcat:ua5qzklt75dwziyewsmzo4gc6a

Twitter for Educational Activities in Islamic Higher Education, Why Not?

Rully Agung Yudhiantara
2017 IJET (Indonesian Journal of English Teaching)  
In addition twitter was also used by student to save their document on learning process.  ...  This research was motivated by the need to combine the trend of using twitter among university students and the need of online educational activities.  ...  The emergence of social media has paved the way for language learning 2.0. opportunities to interact in a gnuine and authentic manner are possible by the existence of social media.  ... 
doi:10.15642/ijet.2017.6.1.89-101 fatcat:jr42cch46fbkfcux3beaugi4gm

Writing Short Stories Using Twitter as a Media for Student's Writing Skills

Latifah Rakhma Romadhon, Emma Dwi Indriani, Kunrat Nur Setiawan
2020 ETERNAL (English Teaching Journal)  
From the results of the study showed that by using social media Twitter as written media students can improve students' ability to write English and increase students' experience in conveying their expressions  ...  The purpose of this research is to find out the improvement of students writing short story about their most memorable experiences using Twitter as their writing media.  ...  The use of social networks for the purpose of teaching and learning is indeed not much practiced. Many people think that learning is memorizing a number of materials.  ... 
doi:10.26877/eternal.v11i1.6065 fatcat:jh4lqmqqmbexhntcvuzculwnke

Academic Twitter and professional learning: myths and realities

Muireann O'Keeffe
2018 International Journal for Academic Development  
Social networking sites provide opportunities for informal and social learning of academic practices in higher education, yet not all academics engage in these spaces.  ...  In a pervasively digital era, rethinking academic development practices is required to build digital capacity and digital identity of staff to support participation on social networking sites for academic  ...  Her research interests are in educational technology and more recently, for her doctorate she took a critical interest in the use of social media for academic development.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1360144x.2018.1520109 fatcat:ts6ejrm5vzacxnkwll54fbnlqm

Design Considerations for Integrating Twitter into an Online Course

Linda Elizabeth Rohr, Jane Costello, Thomas Hawkins
2015 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
In addition to the technological considerations, the soundness of the Twitter learning design in the course impacts the effectiveness of the Tweet events for learning and enhancing the much needed online  ...  <p>While the use of Twitter for communication and assessment activities in online courses is not new, it has not been without its challenges. This is increasingly true of high enrolment courses.  ...  During the first five weeks of the 13-week course, Twitter was solely used as a communication tool for the teaching assistants.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v16i4.2376 fatcat:fm3zbmqvifgnbkzwihbtalvtmu

Online Learning Communities in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Learning Network Analysis of Twitter during the Shutdown

David John Lemay, Tenzin Doleck
2020 International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)  
Research concerning online learning environments is focused on the reproduction of conventional teaching arrangements, whereas social media technologies afford new channels for the dissemination of information  ...  This paper presents a social learning network analysis of Twitter during the 2020 global shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Indeed, many social media platforms employ such tools to enhance the quality of social interactions.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijai.v2i1.15427 fatcat:gqwghbc77zc4xn2auzyayus74q

Enhancing Students' Performances by Integrating Social Media in Undergraduate Learning

Thanuja Chandani Sandanayake
2021 International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research  
Results of the study indicate that the learners are reluctant to adapt to the traditional learning setups and communication modes, but they appreciate the use of state of art social media connections in  ...  As a consequence of high usage of social media, ability to support learners via social constructed learning has increased.  ...  Found that both teachers and students explore and accept the use of social media as a tool to engage with the institution and peers in teaching and learning process successfully.  ... 
doi:10.26803/ijlter.20.4.3 fatcat:7p5ydbw645bifiorlp3pisa4gi

A Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques for Cyberbullying Detection on Twitter

Amgad Muneer, Suliman Mohamed Fati
2020 Future Internet  
The advent of social media, particularly Twitter, raises many issues due to a misunderstanding regarding the concept of freedom of speech.  ...  Each of these algorithms was evaluated using accuracy, precision, recall, and F1 score as the performance metrics to determine the classifiers' recognition rates applied to the global dataset.  ...   How can an automatic cyberbullying detection model be developed with high accuracy and less processing time?  How can feature extraction be used to enhance the detection process?  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi12110187 fatcat:6eabbhljxvbclggtumuer7tn6u

Student Perceptions of Twitters' Effectiveness for Assessment in a Large Enrollment Online Course

Linda E Rohr, Jane Costello
2015 Online Learning  
Students suggested several ways micro-blogging could be used in future classes. Implications for the use of Twitter for assessment purposes or as a means to enhance social presence are discussed.  ...  assessment, and as a means to enhance social presence within the class.  ...  Implications for the use of Twitter for assessment purposes or as a means to enhance social presence are discussed.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v19i4.540 fatcat:g2rddrf5jfh65hsjecqypl2zq4

Deep Learning for Multi-class Antisocial Behaviour Identification from Twitter

Ravinder Singh, Sudha Subramani, Jiahua Du, Yanchun Zhang, Hua Wang, Khandakar Ahmed, Zhenxiang Chen
2020 IEEE Access  
DATA EXTRACTION Data for this paper was collected from Twitter social media platform using Ncaptuer, which is a browser extension.  ...  The paper proposes an approach for multi-class identification of antisocial behaviour from social media posts using the state-of-the-art deep learning models.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3030621 fatcat:i6jzo4btlzar5nfcgma62n5ynm

Adult Saudi Students' Practices and Perceptions of Utilizing Twitter for English Language Learning in the UK

Meshari Muidh Alharthi
2021 Arab World English Journal  
This study investigates the ways in which adult Saudi students in the UK use Twitter to learn the English language, and assesses the general practices and perceptions of the social media platform.  ...  Twitter is one of the most widely used social media platforms in Saudi populations; however, research is limited regarding the efficiency, practices, and perceptions of utilizing this platform for the  ...  Acknowledgments social media sites have the ability to aid in language acquisition, and it will be important to identify those programs in order to maximize their educational potential.  ... 
doi:10.24093/awej/th.279 fatcat:mf6nggew45d6dkshcf4n7xrlb4

Student Teachers' Attitude towards Twitter for Educational Aims

Victoria I. Marín, Gemma Tur
2014 Open Praxis  
In addition, conclusions reflect on the real impact of Twitter on students' learning enhancement, in order to improve student teachers' attitudes towards social media in education.  ...  Therefore, this article contributes to the body of existing research on the use of technology in education, specifically to the possibilities of the use of social media and microblogging in Teacher Education  ...  to use the social media, and even if they were, their parents wouldn't agree to it" (Student 9) "It was not difficult for me because prior to the start of the course I had already used Twitter.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.6.3.125 fatcat:vjqwvqxb6bg6nmksvzaksviyey

A Window, Mirror, and Wall: How Educators Use Twitter for Professional Learning

Elizabeth Sturm, Laura Quaynor
2020 Research in Social Sciences and Technology  
As moderated public online forums become more common, educators may wish to understand the benefits and limitations of this type of professional learning.  ...  Teachers and other professionals increasingly utilize Twitter as a medium for professional expression and professional learning.  ...  Twitter as a Platform for Professional Learning As an alternate professional model, many educators have turned to social media platforms such as Twitter as a free, informal, communal space for professional  ... 
doi:10.46303/ressat.05.01.2 fatcat:lhm6awtz5zfa3dnled7f3cn644
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