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Coronavirus and Online Learning: A Case Study of Influential K-12 Teacher Voices on Twitter
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, Kennesaw State University, United States ; , Harrisburg University, United States

SITE Interactive Conference, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-51-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This case study explores the most influential messages posted by K-12 teachers on Twitter during the early days of the pandemic. Using online data scraping and qualitative methods, we found that there were nine tweets by K-12 teachers among the top 1% of Twitter activity related to online learning and the coronavirus. Analysis found the most influential K-12 teacher tweets (a) shared free advice and resources, (b) critiqued the transition to online learning, and (c) critiqued the actions of political leaders. Although only English language tweets were studied, we also found a global response from K-12 teachers that bridged continents.

Citation

Harron, J. & Liu, S. (2020). Coronavirus and Online Learning: A Case Study of Influential K-12 Teacher Voices on Twitter. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE Interactive 2020 Online Conference (pp. 719-724). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 27, 2020 from .

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