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Title: TwHistory : Sharing History Using Twitter
Author: Jensen, Marion
Caswell, Tom
Ball, Justin
Duffin, Joel
Barton, Rob
Keywords: historical reenactment
social media
history education
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2010
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Open University of the Netherlands
Brigham Young University
Citation: Jensen, M.; Caswell, T.; Ball, J. et al.(2010). TwHistory: Sharing History Using Twitter. In Open ED 2010 Proceedings. Barcelona: UOC, OU, BYU. [Accessed: dd/mm/yy]. <>
Abstract: In light of the fact that several studies indicate that students can benefit from deeper understandings of the processes by which historical accounts are constructed, history educators have increasingly been focused on finding ways to teach students how to read and reason about events in the same manner as professional historians (Wineburg, 2001; Spoehr & Spoehr, 1994; Hynd, Holschuh, & Hubbard, 2004; Wiley & Voss, 1996). One possible resource for supporting this development may come out of emerging web-based technologies. New technologies and increased access to historical records and artifacts posted the Internet may be precisely the tools that can help students (Bass, Rosenzweig, & Mason, 1999). Given the right context, we believe it is possible to combine such resources and tools to create an environment for students that could strengthen their abilities to read and reason about historical events. Moreover, we believe that social media, specifically, microblogging (Nardi, Schiano, Gumbrecht, & Swartz, 2004) could play a key role.
Language: English
Appears in Collections:Open Ed Conference 2010 (Barcelona, 2-4 November 2010)

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