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The Use of Tweets in Formal and Informal Educational Settings
PROCEEDINGS

, Florida International University, United States ; , Miami Dade College, United States ; , Florida International University, United States ; , Florida Education Institute, United States ; , Miami Dade County Public Schools, United States ; , Florida International University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Twitter is a popular site and service for sending and receiving messages, called ‘tweets,’ that are less than 140 characters in length. The purpose of this symposium is to report the results of a qualitative investigation of how tweets are being used in formal and informal educational settings. Examples of the categories of tweets sent by three public libraries from different parts of the country and from two national museums will be presented and discussed during this highly interactive presentation. Examples of how Twitter is used in a high school classroom will also be shared and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions, discuss information and also share their own experiences throughout the proposal symposium.

Citation

Thirunarayanan, M.O., Berger, R., Paul, N., Pabon, L., Osterman, M. & Ferris, E. (2010). The Use of Tweets in Formal and Informal Educational Settings. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2231-2234). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 18, 2021 from .

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