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Carpenter co-authors article on educators' uses of mobile instant messaging app

Jeffrey Carpenter, associate professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program, co-authored the article in the peer-reviewed journal Teaching and Teacher Education.

Jeffrey Carpenter, associate professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows, has published an article in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education, along with co-author Tim Green of California State University Fullerton.

The article, titled "Mobile instant messaging for professional learning: Educators' perspectives on and uses of Voxer" is available online here. The abstract reads as follows:

Voxer is a messaging tool that allows for voice, text, image, and video communication. To explore Voxer's role in education, we surveyed 240 educators. Heutagogy served as the theoretical framework for the study. Results indicated that participants used Voxer to communicate with educators from diverse roles and from beyond their schools, districts, and regions. Respondents employed Voxer more for professional learning than with students and/or families. The majority of respondents reported that what they learned through Voxer had impacted their practice as educators. We discuss implications of our findings for educators in an era of ubiquitous social media.

The article reference is:

Carpenter, J. P., & Green, T. D. (2017). Mobile instant messaging for professional learning: Educators' perspectives on and uses of Voxer. Teaching and Teacher Education, 68, 53-67.

Jeff Carpenter,
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9/8/2017 9:45 AM