Learning in 140 characters : microblogging for professional learning

Skyring, Carol A. (2014) Learning in 140 characters : microblogging for professional learning. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigated how microblogging, a form of online social networking, was being employed by educators to support their professional learning. The study found that educators who participate in microblogging engage in a wide range of behaviours, with certain behaviours and activities commonly exhibited. An advantage of microblogging as a professional learning tool is its ability to link educators globally to exchange ideas from different perspectives and to share resources and teaching practices. Educators who microblog have access to relevant and timely learning that is not constrained by time or distance and can be tailored to meet their individual needs.

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ID Code: 65854
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Lloyd, Margaret & Chandra, Vinesh
Keywords: microblogging, Twitter, professional learning, PLN, personal learning networks, professional learning networks, collective intelligence, online social networking, social networking sites, SNS
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2014 07:06
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:57

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