Work by Business School academic Dr. Charles Knight and Dr. Lynda Kaye from the School of Psychology has highlighted the increasing importance of twitter in the work of academics and their relationships with peers and with their students. The research highlights the wealth of opportunity in social networking sites; for shared academic knowledge, distribution of information, dialogue amongst peers and academic networking. However, with 40% of 300 million tweeters using Twitter passively as a newsfeed, are these opportunities going to waste? In other words, should Twitter really be used as a learning tool?

A full precise can be found here and the work published in Innovations in Education and Teaching can be read here.