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Scholars in an increasingly open and digital world: How do education professors and students use Twitter?
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, School of Education and Technology, Canada ; , Instructional Psychology & Technology Department, United States

Internet and Higher Education Volume 30, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

There has been a lack of large-scale research examining education scholars' (professors' and doctoral students') social media participation. We address this weakness in the literature by using data mining methods to capture a large data set of scholars' participation on Twitter (232 students, 237 professors, 74,814 unique hashtags, and 645,579 tweets). We report how education scholars use Twitter, which hashtags they contribute to, and what factors predict Twitter follower counts. We also examine differences between professors and graduate students. Results (a) reveal significant variation in how education scholars participate on Twitter, (b) question purported egalitarian structures of social media use for scholarship, and (c) suggest that by focusing on the use of social media

Citation

Veletsianos, G. & Kimmons, R. (2016). Scholars in an increasingly open and digital world: How do education professors and students use Twitter?. Internet and Higher Education, 30(1), 1-10. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 18, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2016.02.002

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