'Setting research all aTwitter': Education research participants' perspectives on use of the Twitter platform

Beadle, Hazel (2015) 'Setting research all aTwitter': Education research participants' perspectives on use of the Twitter platform. Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference on Education and e-Learning (EeL 2015). pp. 13-19. ISSN 2251-1814

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Abstract

It is in the context of the increasing use and popularity within the education sector of the social media platform Twitter, and acknowledgement that research into the use of social media is generally under developed (Antheunis et al, 2013), that a study was made of educational research participants' perspectives in relation to the experience of being engaged through Twitter to participate in research activity. Drawing on the data collected through 167 online survey responses completed by educational professionals, the participant experience is identified to relate to three inter-related themes - subject matter, curiosity and the influence which stems from the way the Twitter platform operates. Identified are a number of considerations for future education research practice which makes use of the Twitter platform.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Departments > Education
Depositing User: Hazel Beadle
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 14:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 13:24
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2004

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