Twitter and professional development for educators
21st century tools and Web 2.0 digital technologies have engaged educators and students from traditional learning models into a new learning paradigm. Twitter can be a particular vehicle for enhancing professional development for educators. This study focused on who are the teachers, their initial motivations for using Twitter, and how they use Twitter for professional development. Research findings show that educators value Twitter as a vehicle for professional development. Twitter is appreciated for its self-service and immediate approach to learning. Being connected to other colleagues and experts across the world is seen as a great advantage. The ease in which to access constant, current, and large amounts of resources, ideas, and methodologies helps teachers improve their professional development on a continuous basis. Educators and teachers should consider using Twitter as an enhancement to their current professional development practices.
Professional, Development, Twitter, Teachers, Educators, Web, online