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Learning Twitteracy

It is accused of dumbing down language, but social networking can improve learning, according to a researcher at Michigan State University.

Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of education, has found that college students who tweet as part of their study are more engaged with course content, and get higher grades.

She said research also showed that use of Twitter teaches students to write concisely.

It also enabled students to share material and communicate directly with authors and other researchers.

Irish Independent