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Twitter chats are a great resource for learning and networking, allowing academics from all over the world to come together on a regular basis to talk about what’s important in education. They’re also ideal for gaining authority and visibility in your field. Better yet, they’re happening all the time.
Check out our list to find 50 of the best Twitter chats in academia (shared in no particular ranking), offering a great way to get connected and stay informed in the world of education.
These are our picks for excellent education chats on Twitter.
A busy hashtag with an even busier chat session, #edchat features an educational love chat on Tuesdays.
Educating gifted and talented children is a special art. Learn more about it on #gtchat, Fridays at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
An awesome resource for new teachers, new teacher chat offers a great place for newbies to learn how to navigate the world of education.
Featuring discussions on educational books, #edbkchat is a good resource for continuing education, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. EST.
This chat is all about making urban education work, hosted every first and third Sunday of the month at 9 p.m. EST.
Students and teachers in special education come together for this chat, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST.
Learn more about independent schools from this Twitter chat, Thursdays at 9 p.m.
Leadership & Reform
Education is at a crossroads these days. Find out about changes and leadership in academia on these chats.
This Twitter chat is all about successful practices in education and education reform, every Tuesday at 9 p.m.
On the connected principals chat, you’ll get to learn about educational leadership, teacher training, and more.
This chat takes a look to the future of education, focusing on issues, especially reform that concern the class of 2030. Check in on third Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
Find out how to improve education from this resource for instructional coaching, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST.
Learn about leadership, management, and more in education and beyond on #leadershipchat, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.
Learn about the latest in classrooms from other teachers in this chat, Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m. EST.
This chat offers an excellent resource for learning about project based learning. Check in on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
All about higher education, these chats cover college and even post-grad work.
Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST, OnlineCollege.org hosts this chat for career-minded, college-bound students.
On your way to college? Be sure to check out the #collegebound chat every first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. EST.
Discuss roommate matching technology, recruitment, teen thoughts, and other issues in higher education on #higheredlive’s weekly chats.
Learn about college unions and activities in higher education on the #CUAD chat, 2 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Check in on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. EST for discussions on hot topics in college admissions.
Join this chat for a general discussion of college topics.
Through #FAchat, you can learn about higher education financial aid issues, each second Tuesday of the month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT.
Follow #HigherEdChat to join the discussion on social media marketing in for-profit and career schools, Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. EST.
In #MSAchat, you’ll discuss social justice and multicultural issues in higher education. Thoughts are welcomed throughout the week, with weekly chats on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Find a discussion on academic advising at the college level and more on #AcAdv Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
On this Wednesday evening chat, participants discuss college visits, college admissions, and college life. Check in at 9 p.m. EST.
Find out what’s going on at the front line of college writing through the Freshman Youth Composition chat, hosted weekly on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
On this chat, you can learn about enrollment management at the higher education level, Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST.
Stay tuned in to higher education in the UK and beyond through The Guardian‘s weekly #HElivechat.
In this informal Saturday chat, you can join scholars as they discuss topics in higher education.
Academics interested in pursuing an MBA should check out this chat, hosted by @OfficialGMAT on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. EST.
Ph.D. candidates can come together for a weekly discussion on #PhDchat.
Find resources and discussion for recent grads and academic professionals in search of a job in these Twitter chats.
Designed for recent grads and college students searching for a job, this chat is a great resource for career building. Check it out Tuesdays at 1 p.m. EST.
This chat is especially for Generation Y job seekers and those that guide them. Take part in #genyjobs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST.
Another great spot for generational career guidance, #millenialchat offers answers to Millennial career questions on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Learn how to better use LinkedIn to your advantage in this weekly chat, each Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.
Technology in education is changing every day. Tune into these chats to follow the latest developments.
On Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST, tech-savvy educators can discuss the latest in educational technology.
Through #lrnchat’s discussion on Thursdays and Fridays, you’ll be able to learn about social media’s role in education.
Discuss the advancement of social media in higher education on #casemc, hosted bimonthly on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.
Delve into social learning on the #TalkTech chat as participants share articles and ideas on learning technology Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.
Social media and community building are a major part of academia today, and you can discuss their roles and use on these Twitter chats.
Find out what’s on the minds of parents in this online parent-teacher chat, Wednesday evenings at 9.
Learn about social media in education from students, educators, and social media professionals on #smedu Wednesdays at noon and 9 p.m. EST.
What’s going on with students today? Find out in the student affairs chat, Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
Find out how the social business environment affects learning in this chat, most Wednesdays at 11 a.m. ET.
Focused on specific subjects, these Twitter chats are great for specialized education.
All about language education, #langchat is a great place to talk about language learning each Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.
On Tuesdays from 9 p.m.to 10 p.m. EST, educators and scientists take to Twitter to share science ideas and discuss science education.
A great chat for anyone interested in math, #mathchat is hosted Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. GMT.
Learn about English education through this lively Twitter chat, Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. EST.
Designed for college students in music education, you can join #musedchat on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET to discuss resources and issues in music education.
Explore creativity in education through #artsed’s chat on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST.
All about social studies, #sschat brings together social studies educators, students, and other interested parties each Monday at 6 p.m. EST.
This is a cross-post from onlinecollege.org; 50 Important Education Twitter Hashtags–With Meeting Times!