Importance of Ed Research – A New Hashtag?

Last night, I was participating at the weekly #gtchat convo where we were exchanging great information about best sites and tips on finding scholarly research online.

Current research, in my opinion, is our window to the world. We gain knowledge of what’s happening out there and what more could be done to improve things. Moreover, staying updated also saves time and prevents us from reinventing the wheel. I was glad to meet people who were passionate about keeping themselves updated with the current global scenario.

Twitter has always been my favorite place to learn and discuss various topics. Last night, I realized that there isn’t much discussion happening with respect to educational research. We share our views and experiences on twitter but what about all the research articles we read? Sharing and discussing research articles on twitter and on our blogs will, apart from enriching our knowledge, transform the social media into a rich source of credible information.

So here’s the deal. I propose a new twitter hashtag #edres where we can post research articles and have a discussion on them. If the topic gets too hot there, we can shift it to one of the regular ed hashtags for a full length discussion. #gtchat tweeps are already in action, considering the idea of a separate gifted research hashtag (#tdres or #gtres). What do you think? Please leave your views in the comments section.

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Vytheeshwaran V, Vytheeshwaran V. Vytheeshwaran V said: Importance of Ed Research – A New Hashtag? http://bit.ly/eNHJdM #gtchat #edchat #ntchat #ptchat #ukedchat #midleved #elemchat [...]

  2. Great idea. Just found your blog. I second the idea of enacting a #edres hashtag. It’s so important to have research as a guide to our practice, and it would be especially helpful to share and discuss the research that has been done on Twitter.


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