Goals, motivation for, and outcomes of personal learning through networks: results of a tweetstorm

Sie, Rory L. L.; Pataraia, Nino; Boursinou, Eleni; Rajagopal, Kamakshi; Margaryan, Anoush; Falconer, Isobel; Bitter-Rijpkema, Marlies; Littlejohn, Allison and Sloep, Peter B. (2013). Goals, motivation for, and outcomes of personal learning through networks: results of a tweetstorm. Educational Technology & Society, 16(3) pp. 59–75.

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Abstract

Recent developments in the use of social media for learning have posed serious challenges for learners. The information overload that these online social tools create has changed the way learners learn and from whom they learn. An investigation of learners, goals, motivations and expected outcomes when using a personal learning network is essential since there have been few empirical studies in the domain. Previous research focused on the factors that influence learning in virtual environments, but these studies were mainly conducted in an era in which online social media were not yet used for personal learning networks. The current paper reports findings of a study that examined factors impacting professional learning through networks.

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  • 42260
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1436-4522
  • Keywords
  • social networks; Twitter; personal learning network; networking tools; computer sciences
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2013 International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS), © The Authors
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  • Allison Littlejohn

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