Tweet to Learn: Expertise and Centrality in Conference Twitter Networks

@article{Gilbert2015TweetTL,
  title={Tweet to Learn: Expertise and Centrality in Conference Twitter Networks},
  author={Sarah Gilbert and Drew Paulin},
  journal={2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
  year={2015},
  pages={1920-1929}
}
As Twitter use at academic conferences becomes the norm, this discussion backchannel provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from others engaged in tweeting information immediately relevant to the conference. This study uses social constructivist and connectivist learning theories to examine the role of more knowledgeable others (MKOs) in learning networks, and asks how the positions they occupy in the social network allow them to share knowledge. To examine their role, social network… CONTINUE READING