Incorporating Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in Economics Classrooms

The Journal of Economic Education Vol. 46, Iss. 1, pages 56-67, 2015. DOI:10.1080/00220485.2014.978922

Posted: 23 Aug 2014 Last revised: 4 Jun 2015

Abdullah A. Al-Bahrani

Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance

Darshak Patel

University of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

Social media is one of the most current and dynamic developments in education. In general, the field of economics has lagged behind other disciplines in incorporating technologies in the classroom. This paper provides a guide for economics educators on how to incorporate Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook inside and outside of the classroom. The aims of the article are to discuss the potential benefits of social media for economics curricula, explain how to effectively use social media, and reduce some of the concerns associated with implementing new technology.

Keywords: economics, education, social media, information technology

JEL Classification: A22

Suggested Citation

Al-Bahrani, Abdullah A. and Patel, Darshak, Incorporating Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in Economics Classrooms (June 1, 2014). The Journal of Economic Education Vol. 46, Iss. 1, pages 56-67, 2015. DOI:10.1080/00220485.2014.978922. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2483255 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2483255

Abdullah A. Al-Bahrani

Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

College of Business
BEP 425
Highland Heights, KY 41099
United States

HOME PAGE: http://abdullahalbahrani.com

Darshak Patel (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics ( email )

Economics Department
Lexington, KY 40506-0034
United States

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