Content is king: An analysis of how the twitter discourse surrounding open education unfolded from 2009 to 2016
MetadataShow full item record
Inspired by open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open source software, the openness movement in education has different meanings for different people. In this study, we use Twitter data to examine the discourses surrounding openness as well as the people who participate in discourse around openness. By targeting hashtags related to open education, we gathered the most extensive dataset of historical open education tweets to date (n = 178,304 tweets and 23,061 users) and conducted a mixed methods analysis of openness from 2009 to 2016. Findings show that the diversity of participants has varied somewhat over time and that the discourse has predominantly revolved around open resources, although there are signs that an increase in interest around pedagogy, teaching, and learning is emerging.
This is an open peer-reviewed article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i1.3267.
The following license files are associated with this item:
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The Twitter experience : the role of Twitter in the formation and maintenance of personal learning networks Lalonde, Clint (2011-09-01)This qualitative phenomenological study involving in-depth interviews with seven educators in K-12 and higher education examines the role that the microblogging service Twitter plays in the formation and development of ...
Bergie, Brett (2013-09-17)This study examined the civic properties afforded by Twitter and considered whether hashtag communities achieve issues-pluralism in order to facilitate at least some viewpoints to popular expression otherwise absent from ...
Smith, Chelsey (2015-09-01)On April 14, 2014 Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, abducted 274 girls from a secondary school in the Chibok region of northeastern Nigeria. The mass abduction of the Chibok girls shook Nigerians and spurred a social ...