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College students’ attitudes toward using Twitter in the classroom PROCEEDINGS

, North American College, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A research study was conducted in a small, private college in urban Houston to better understand the benefits and challenges of Twitter use in the classroom with respect to interactive learning. Specifically, this article outlines and describes the results of this study which investigated the attitudes of undergraduate students toward utilizing Twitter in the classroom for learning activities such as creative group work, quizzing and polling, and in and after class discussions. In addition, this paper analyzes students’ perspectives about the value of Twitter, the impact the above mentioned learning activities’ had on their understanding and comprehension of class material, and their future plans for incorporating Twitter in their academic and professional careers.

Citation

Dogan, B. (2013). College students’ attitudes toward using Twitter in the classroom. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 3686-3692). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).