How can Twitter Increase Communication (and Student Satisfaction) in Online Classes?

Tanya Joosten


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This survey found that university students feel they need frequent (90%) and good (67%) communication with their instructor in order to learn. They also believe that they need to have good communication with their classmates (75%) and feel connected (80%) in order to learn. Social media can foster this type of engagement by making it easier for students to stay in touch with instructors and classmates outside of class time and doing so in online communities that students are already involved in.

APA Citation

Joosten, T. (2009, November 21). How can twitter increase communication (and student satisfaction) in online classes? [Web log post]. Retrieved from

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Technology-enhanced, Blended or Hybrid, Online
Publication Type Website
In Publication
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)
Intervention/Areas of Study Course design, Course organization, Instructor-student interactions, Learning community, Student support, Student-student interactions
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined
Peer-Reviewed No
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Academic achievement or performance, including assessment scores and course grades, Instructional effectiveness, Learning effectiveness
Student Sample Size
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