publication . Article . 2013

Democratising the Learning Process: The Use of Twitter in the Teaching of Politics and International Relations

Alasdair Blair;
Open Access
  • Published: 20 Mar 2013 Journal: Politics, volume 33, pages 135-145 (issn: 0263-3957, eissn: 1467-9256, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The version attached to this record is the authors final peer reviewed version. The publishers final version of record can be found by following the DOI link. Twitter has become an established feature of the contemporary landscape. It has been used by, among others, politicians, political parties, governments, international organisations, charities, think-tanks and individuals from academics to celebrities. Twitter has also been subject to a great deal of debate and analysis. This includes its impact on the relationship between government and citizens, a point that came to the fore in the 2011 Arab Spring when Twitter provided an important communication vehicle ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Twitter, community of learners, Student learning, Government, Social science, Argument, International relations, Public relations, business.industry, business, Student engagement, Political science, Politics, Informal learning
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