To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

Social Media in the Classroom

Authors

  • James Dennis LoRusso Emory University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v43i1.40

Keywords:

Social Media, Pedagogy, Twitter, Facebook, Classroom Technology

Abstract

This piece argues that new technologies generally, and social media in particular, are too often accepted uncritically and incorporated hastily into course designs for the humanities. The author encourages teachers to ask two basic questions when considering social media in the classroom: 1. Does social media actually improve the learning process? And 2. How are these technologies embedded in the larger socio-economic context?

Author Biography

James Dennis LoRusso, Emory University

James Dennis LoRusso is a Doctoral Candidate in American Religious Cultures at Emory University

References

Plato, Phaedrus. New York: Penguin Classics, 2005.

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Published

2014-02-14

How to Cite

LoRusso, J. (2014). To Tweet or Not To Tweet? Social Media in the Classroom. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43(1), 40-41. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v43i1.40

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