An experiment into the use of social media has shown that Twitter, an online blogging service, can act as an exceptional communication tool within academia. The study, published by the Association for Learning Technology, discovered that ‘tweeting’ helped develop peer support among students – with activity rising just prior to assessment deadlines or during revision for examinations.
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