Study suggests that using twitter may enhance student learning

A newly-published study in the Journal of Computer Assissted Learning, “provides experimental evidence that Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.” In the study, college students who used Twitter for educational purposes earned GPAs a half-point higher than a non-tweeting control group. See the link below to get the full article.

“The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades,” R. Junco1,G. Heiberger and E. Loken, Journal of Computer Assissted Learning, 12 NOV 2010

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One thought on “Study suggests that using twitter may enhance student learning

  1. Twitter may work, but their is no way better to teach citizenship, civil conversation and collaboration than to challenge students to write a book about a current affair. . . in this case collaboration. Check out The Pink Dolphin penned by 8 year old Thomas McDermott Post in collaboration with artist Bill Dula and Beaufort SC Mayor Billy Keyserling. http://www.pinkdolphinshop.com

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