Tweeting to Learn: Extending Social Classroom Learning Via Twitter

As a social networking platform, Twitter can be a place for rich, informal learning for individual academics.[1] But can it have an equally valuable role in deepening what happens in college classrooms? For some adult students, Twitter already has a place in their personal or professional lives, as they use it to: Follow and interact with experts and sources (including news outlets, blogs and publications) in their specialty areas; Access local, national and global breaking news; Connect with professional organizations…

Stats & Quotes

Percentage of 25-34 year old prospective students who would rather enroll in fully on-campus programs, according to Eduventures’ 2013 Consumer Preference Survey.

"We have to sell, every day, the value of an education, why it matters.”
~ ANGELINE GODWIN, president of Patrick Henry Community College, said it is challenging to get prospective students to accept that higher education is a worthwhile investment, especially in communities struggling in the current state of the economy.

"Many students, when challenged and supported, can succeed."
~ DAVIS JENKINS, a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, said giving non-traditional students the opportunity to learn job-related skills is much more effective than putting them through remedial classes.

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