Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice
Type of work: Article (academic)
Categories:e-Learning and Instructional Technology | Education | Social Media & Social Software
Tags:microblogging, nanoblogging, twitter
This article defines Twitter; outlines the features, affordances, and common uses; and conceptualizes “tweeting” as a literacy practice, comprising both traditional and new literacies, and impacting both informal and formal learning settings. Also provided is an overview of traditional and new literacies, and insights from a scan of the research literature to date on tweeting as a literacy practice. The authors outline areas for inquiry and the challenges to conducting such research.