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Twitter: A Professional Development and Community of Practice Tool for Teachers

Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando (2018). Twitter: A Professional Development and Community of Practice Tool for Teachers. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1, article no. 6.

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Abstract

This article shows how a group of language teachers use Twitter as a tool for continuous professional development through the #MFLtwitterati hashtag. Based on data collected through a survey (n=116) and interviews (n=11), it describes how this collective of teachers use the hashtag and evaluates the impact of their Twitter network on their teaching practices. The results show that most users try the suggestions and ideas that they find on this network, which have a positive impact on their teaching. Finally, the article assesses whether the hashtag users can be described as a community of practice.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1365-893X
Keywords: Social networking; Continuous Professional Development; Twitter; Communities of Practice; teachers
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 54356
Depositing User: Fernando Rosell-Aguilar
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 09:31
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2019 21:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54356
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