Educational Technology

June 29, 2011

Teaching Lifelong Learning Skills with Twitter: A Lesson for Leaders

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by Michelle Pacansky-Brock,

For the past five years, I’ve been on a journey through the world of social media. While many of the lessons I’ve learned have been startling and more provocative than I’ve ever expected, I have to say that the single tool that has surprised me the most is Twitter. I know, I know … You want to stop reading now, don’t you? You probably already have a scowled look on your face about this superficial, nonsensical method of communicating in 140 characters or less. I’ve heard it before and, honestly, felt the same way two years ago before I began to experience the value of Twitter while attending a conference. When I tried Twitter, I was very reluctant to get involved with yet another social media tool. But I gave it a whirl because I saw other professors and instructional designers at the conference using it, and I was curious.

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