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Identifying Multiple Learning Spaces Within a Single Teacher-Focused Twitter Hashtag

The existing work on teacher-focused Twitter hashtags typically frames each hashtag as a single, unified phenomenon, thereby collapsing or erasing differences between them (and any resulting implications for learning). In this study, we conceived of …

Spam and Educators’ Twitter Use: Methodological Considerations and Challenges

Twitter and other social media have assumed important places in many educators’ professional lives by hosting spaces where new kinds of collegial interactions can occur. However, such spaces can also attract unwelcome Twitter traffic that complicates …

Approaches to Mormon Identity and Practice in the #ldsconf Twitter Hashtag

In this paper, we document different expressions of Mormon identity and different approaches to Mormon practice within the #ldsconf Twitter hashtag. In particular, we examine #ldsconf during two important events in the recent history of the Church of …

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 …