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What Should Be the Role of Social Media in Education?

Social media provide new opportunities for when, how, where, and with whom people learn—venue unimaginable 15 years ago. Today’s students and educators have adopted social media for various purposes both within education and outside of it. This …

Revisiting How and Why Educators Use Twitter: Tweet Types and Purposes in #Edchat

This study revisits Carpenter and Krutka’s (2014) survey of how and why educators use Twitter, through exploring one of Twitter’s oldest education hashtags: #Edchat. From October 1, 2017 to June 5, 2018, more than 1.2 million unique #Edchat tweets …

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam: Methodological Considerations and Challenges for Studying Educators’ Twitter Use

Social media have come to play an important role in the professional lives of many educators. Platforms such as Twitter create new spaces in which collegial contact can occur, opening up various avenues for support and development. These spaces, …

Social Scholarship Revisited: Changing Scholarly Practices in the Age of Social Media

This conceptual exploration revisits a key question from earlier work (Greenhow & Gleason, 2014): What is scholarship reconsidered in the age of social media? *Social scholarship* is a framework that expanded Boyer's (1990) conceptualization of …

Tweet, and We Shall Find: Using Digital Methods to Locate Participants in Educational Hashtags

Although researchers have discovered a great deal about *who* uses Twitter for educational purposes, *what* they post about, *when* they post and *why* they participate, there has so far been little work to explore *where* participants in educational …

Timing is Everything: Comparing Synchronous and Asynchronous Modes of Twitter for Teacher Professional Learning

The Career You Save May Be Your Own: Exploring the mathtwitterblogosphere as a Community of Practice

Teachers face numerous challenges: feeling isolated in their classrooms, overwhelmed by the demands of the job, and disappointed in traditional professional development. Prior research has pointed to Twitter as a possible solution to these …

Educating Social Scholars: Examining Novice Researchers' Practices with Social Media

Recent articles in the educational research field have called for a stronger research focus on students’ learning with everyday technologies in-and-out-of classrooms and on the changing nature of scholars’ practices in light of tech- nological …

A Tale of Two Twitters: Synchronous and Asynchronous Use of the Same Hashtag

Communication in online settings can occur at the same time (synchronously) or at different times (asynchronously). A new form of online learning in which teachers communicate both at the same time and at different times is through social media …

A Tweet by Any Other Frame: Three Approaches to Studying Educator Interactions on Twitter

Every day, thousands of educators use Twitter to interact with each other. Yet, the research that examines these educator interactions on Twitter is nascent, in part because it is unclear how to theoretically conceptualize the nature of interactions …