Cultivating a Sense of Belonging: Using Twitter to Establish a Community in an Introductory Technical Communication Classroom

  title={Cultivating a Sense of Belonging: Using Twitter to Establish a Community in an Introductory Technical Communication Classroom},
  author={Erin Friess and Chris Lam},
  journal={Technical Communication Quarterly},
  pages={343 - 361}
  • Erin Friess, C. Lam
  • Published 2 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Technical Communication Quarterly
ABSTRACT The introductory technical communication class serves many purposes, but perhaps an understudied purpose is the class’s role in university retention and persistence. In this study, students used Twitter to complete biweekly assignments as a way to develop a sense of belonging, which is an important component to retention and persistence. Authors explore how this Twitter intervention affected students’ sense of belonging, their creation of an online community, and their continued… 
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