Professional learning in 140 characters

Skyring, Carol (2014) Professional learning in 140 characters. In Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2014, Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), Adelaide, Australia, pp. 422-429.

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The World Wide Web has grown into a global information and communication space with more than a billion users and has entered a new, more social and participatory phase where people create and manage online content rather than just viewing it; a place where people can communicate knowledge, share resources and participate in social networks. Online social networks are being used to support professional learning where groups of people are using the Web to communicate and collaborate in order to build and share knowledge and form professional learning networks (PLNs). This session will present the results of research into how microblogging, a form of online social networking, is being employed by educators to support their professional learning. The study examined activities and perceptions of a group of educators in order to provide an insight into how and why they engage in microblogging and the value they place on microblogging as a professional learning tool. The session will outline the advantages of microblogging as a professional learning tool; the range of behaviours and activities that are undertaken to support professional learning; and the implications for practice.

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ID Code: 82316
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: microblogging, Twitter, PLN, Professional Learning Networks, professional learning
ISBN: 9780646-920955
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Carol Skyring
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2015 23:37
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 21:25

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