#RemoteTeaching & #RemoteLearning: Educator Tweeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States ; Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Elon University, United States ; Daniel G. Krutka, University of North Texas, United States ; Royce Kimmons, Brigham Young University, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The coronavirus pandemic has upended educators’ lives and work in many ways. Many educators turned to social media spaces, such as Twitter, to navigate the transition to remote life and teaching. For this study, we examined two popular hashtags - #RemoteLearning and #RemoteTeaching - that served as just-in-time affinity spaces for educators navigating COVID-19 pandemic-induced work upheaval. Initial analysis of a random sample of tweets indicated that these hashtags served as spaces for meeting educators’ cognitive, social, and affective needs. In this paper, we detail findings from our early-stage study and offer recommendations for teacher professional development.
Trust, T., Carpenter, J.P., Krutka, D.G. & Kimmons, R. (2020). #RemoteTeaching & #RemoteLearning: Educator Tweeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 151-159. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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