Does Twitter help students learn?

03/13/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Twitter can be a valuable educational tool, suggest Emma Rich, a senior lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Bath, and Andy Miah, a professor and director of the Creative Futures Institute at the University of the West of Scotland. In this blog post, they write about an experiment in which they tested Twitter's educational use. They found, among other things, that students were engaged in reciprocity and instinctive thinking, but that the 140-character limit can lead students to oversimplify complex matters.

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