Sheridan publishes research in Journal of Economic Education
Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics, researched the impact of Twitter on student learning.
Assistant Professor of Economics Brandon Sheridan’s research on Twitter’s effect on student learning in principles of economics courses was recently published in the Journal of Economic Education.
The paper, “Evaluating Twitter and its impact on student learning in principles of economics courses,” was co-authored by Sheridan, Abdullah Al-Bahrani, assistant professor of economics at Northern Kentucky University, and Darshak Patel, senior economics lecturer at the University of Kentucky.
The authors researched how Twitter engaged students with economic content outside of the classroom. Students in this study were enrolled in principles of economics courses and received class information either through Twitter or a typical classroom channel of the virtual learning environment Blackboard.
Although the results indicated that Twitter is no different than Blackboard at meeting student learning objectives, the authors suspect that it may impact the engagement of students.
The paper was published online on Aug. 29, 2017.
Sheridan received his doctorate in economics from the University of Kentucky and bachelor’s degrees in economics and government from Centre College. He joined Elon in 2016 and teaches primarily macroeconomic courses, including Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Money and Banking. He has also taught courses in International Trade and Economic Growth and Development.