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A key feature of Twitter, in my opinion, is the limited amount of characters allowed for each post. This microblogging strategy provides a convenient way for me to read content which gives me just enough information to determine if I want to pursue more. It saves me valuable time! In an educational context, short content, along with hashtags, streamline research in a more focused method.

Networking and real-time communication are essential in learning communities. Twitter can meet these needs. Teachers and students can communicate and receive critical information while on the go. In fact, I find myself somewhat absorbed in many of the Tweets posted by my peers. My field of learning expands significantly by what my peers are sharing and I have learned much more with this social learning technique. It is beneficial for everyone and I feel encouraged and comfortable to share information that I deem worthy of sharing.

I have found that Twitter also provides a foundation for me to participate in several social learning communities at the same time! For example, when I discover an interesting article, I share the information with my followers with a tweet. If one of my followers retweets the article, then more are able to read the article. It is an easy way to share educational content in an exponential way.
12/9/2011

Laureen, I agree with you that Twitter is unique because of it's microblogging feature of only allowing users to post 140-char limit status updates! The concept is so simple, but why didn't we think of that?! ;) Twitter defn allows for that just-in-time learning that every learner needs. Learners don't want to waste time and are only interested in things that matter to them. I am pretty thankful that ETEC 622 forced each of us to become more accustomed to using Twitter. I hope to keep using my account and to stay connected with peers and instructors.

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Great information about the A key feature of Twitter in the education field. I like this information and also i am waiting for some new updates.

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