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Using Twitter for Collaborative Student and Project Manager Learning: Reflections from a UK Pilot Project

Using Twitter for Collaborative Student and Project Manager Learning: Reflections from a UK Pilot Project
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Author(s): Kate Barnett-Richards (Coventry University, UK) and Marie Sams (Coventry University, UK)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 19
Source title: Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0196-1.ch040

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Abstract

This chapter presents an insight into a pilot project which took place at a UK higher education institution which used Twitter as a social media tool for engaging industry managers and students in sharing knowledge and collaborating on problem solving in the field of project management. Project management education and team formation literature is discussed, as well as reflections from the authors on the advantages and challenges for project teams on using Twitter as a social media tool. The wider implications for Project Managers adopting social media is considered more broadly, and important factors are recommended when making decisions whether to use social media to encourage teamwork and co-operation.

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