Jeffrey Carpenter publishes article on Twitter's capacity to support collaboration
The assistant professor of education recently published “Twitter’s Capacity to Support Collaborative Learning” in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Carpenter recently published an article in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments based on research he conducted on the use of Twitter by students in his teacher education courses.
The article’s abstract reads as follows:
“Like other social media, the microblogging service Twitter appears to offer affordances for collaborative learning. This study investigated the required use of Twitter as part of a face-to-face, undergraduate teacher education class. Data included student and instructor Twitter activities, an end-of-semester survey of students’ perspectives on their use of Twitter, and a focus group. Participants noted several benefits to Twitter use in the course, including enabling communication and interaction within the class and with the professional education community. Twitter facilitated connectedness and resource sharing that was collaborative in nature, and functioned as one of several tools students utilized for collaboration. Recommendations are given regarding the use of microblogging in education and future research.
The article citation is:
Carpenter, J.P. (2014). Twitter’s capacity to support collaborative learning. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 2(2), 103-118.