Tweet, Tweet!: Using Live Twitter Chats in Social Work Education

Academic Article


  • This article focuses on the use of Twitter and how it can be used to help students develop professional social work skills through live chats. An overview of the literature on Twitter in education is provided along with a discussion on New Media Literacies. A description of a live Twitter chat assignment with social work students is provided along with results from a survey assessing learning outcomes from the experience. Implications for social work education and suggestions for future research are also provided.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 27532490
  • Author List

  • Hitchcock LI; Young JA
  • Start Page

  • 457
  • End Page

  • 468
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 4