TitelWhat are They Tweeting About? Analyzing the Cognitive Dimension of Twitter Conversation among Teachers
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRehm, M, Notten, A
Conference NameAECT International Convention
PublisherAssociation for Educational Communications and Technology
LocationIndianapolis, USA
Keywordscognitive dimension, Informal Learning, professional development, semantic network analysis, social capital, social networking sites, Teacher Education, Twitter

Twitter can contribute the continuous professional development of teachers. Social capital theory can aid in the analysis of communication processes on Twitter. Yet, previous research has largely neglected teachers and the role of social capital on Twitter. The present study addresses this shortcoming by analysing a hashtag conversation among German speaking teachers. Using bibliometrics and semantic network analysis, we are able to show the relevance of the cognitive dimension of social captial.

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