Social Media for Learning: The Twitter Alternative to Online Discussion Forums

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While much of the existing online advice about Twitter chats is directed at social media professionals and marketers, this tool offers a new way for educators to engage in and reshape traditional discussions with their students.

Twitter is a real-time information network that can be used for both synchronous and asynchronous communication, and it's gaining popularity with educators in higher education and K-12 communities.

The goal of this chapter is to provide instructors with a checklist of steps required to set up their own live chat sessions via Twitter.

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