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IJIET 2019 Vol.9(2): 159-163 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.2.1192

So Much More Than Selfies: Twitter for Publication and #OwnVoices Narratives

Victoria Shropshire and Sarah Tytler

Abstract—This paper discusses the advantages of using Twitter in the classroom as a digital creative writing medium and platform for publication of research and writing. We advocate for the inclusion of digital and social media in the classroom, allowing for a multimodal learning environment that increases student participation, boosts creativity, and encourages student engagement with material across disciplines. Finally, our research provides examples of best practices for educators and program directors looking to integrate Twitter into their curriculum.

Index Terms—Creative writing, digital tools, multimodal learning, student engagement, self-publication, Twitter.

The authors are with the School of Critical Studies: Creative Writing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (email: v.shropshire.1@research.gla.ac.uk, s.tytler.1@research.gla.ac.uk).


Cite: Victoria Shropshire and Sarah Tytler, "So Much More Than Selfies: Twitter for Publication and #OwnVoices Narratives," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 159-163, 2019.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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