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Education and Social MediaToward a Digital Future$
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Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034470

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001

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Social Media and Teacher Education: The Case of Startalk

Social Media and Teacher Education: The Case of Startalk

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Education and Social Media

Jiahang Li

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses the relationship between social media and teacher education. By synthesizing empirical research, this chapter identifies several affordances that social media offers for teacher education, including promoting collaborative learning, building a community of practice, and generating content. Furthermore, it provides an exemplary case of a foreign language teacher education program, STARTALK, to illustrate the affordances and challenges of adopting social media for teachers’ professional development. Finally, it suggests future research directions and implications for teacher educators’ practices.

Keywords:   Social media, Teacher education, Teacher professional development, STARTALK, Foreign language teacher education

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