Staff Development Event         Terrified Tutors to Top TweetersPaul Smalley – SOLSTICE Fellow Edge Hill UniversityCourse ...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  This session:  my story  setting up a Twitter account,  using a ‘client’ such as Tweetde...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Twitter – Active, Passive or Newby     @PabloPedantic
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  The following story..  @stephenfry  @dgtherunner  @gsiemens and others  @beccimcfc @LMCo...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Journalists and academics direct followers to    longer blogs or articles  • Undergrad...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters              Principles of Connectivism: (Siemens, 2006: 31)  • Learning and knowledge re...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  Rinaldo et al (2011) suggest three uses for Twitter in  the virtual classroom:  Firstly ...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • October 2011 to March 2012.  • @PabloPedantic  • 2011 - two articles each day  • Tweet...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  •   How?  •   Sign up to Twitter  •   Follow people.  •   Re-tweet what they say that is...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  Where to start?  www.twitter.com  Who to follow?  http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocials...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • 18 Year 2 Undergraduates  • 3 were already regular Tweeters,  • 4 were passive tweeter...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Focus Group of 8     @PabloPedantic
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Before the Project  • little direction as to what to read  • Assessment based;  • wide...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • The English Baccalaureate     @PabloPedantic
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • One month in...  • I didn’t know how to use Twitter but now I’m    following loads of ...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • I was on Twitter, but my following has    changed: I use Facebook for social things an...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • ease of access.  • Yeah I just click on it; you know the link’s    already there so it...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • I think it’s been very useful and I think it is nice    that you are respecting us and...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • I really feel you are trying to educate us     @PabloPedantic
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Six months later  • When you first started, I didn’t know how to    use it at all and ...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Usage was related to student workload  • When we have assignments I don’t look it but ...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Access via smartphones  • Work/life blur (ClearSwift 2011)  • Volume – search #k23re  ...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  •   Choosing what to read  •   These included the time of day  •   a break in the flow o...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • The Archbishop of Canterbury  • Judaism assignment  • I like knowing the stuff that mi...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • Conclusion – Connected Learners     @PabloPedantic
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters  • More how to…    http://issuu.com/amymollett/docs/twitter_gu    ide_academics     @Pabl...
Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters                                      Bibliography Bonk, C. (2007). USA today leads to tom...
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  1. 1. Staff Development Event Terrified Tutors to Top TweetersPaul Smalley – SOLSTICE Fellow Edge Hill UniversityCourse Leader Undergraduate RE teaching courses 27th November 2012
  2. 2. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters This session: my story setting up a Twitter account, using a ‘client’ such as Tweetdeck to manage accounts, ‘Following’ –rules and etiquette how to use Twitter with students (my example) @PabloPedantic
  3. 3. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Twitter – Active, Passive or Newby @PabloPedantic
  4. 4. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters The following story.. @stephenfry @dgtherunner @gsiemens and others @beccimcfc @LMColquhoun @thirst4thehurst @TheIrishPotato @hannahfitzx @Matty1000 and many more… @PabloPedantic
  5. 5. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Journalists and academics direct followers to longer blogs or articles • Undergraduate wider reading • Connectivist Paradigm (Siemens 2005, 2006) • ‘Educator as Concierge’ (Bonk 2007, Siemens 2008) @PabloPedantic
  6. 6. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters Principles of Connectivism: (Siemens, 2006: 31) • Learning and knowledge require diversity of opinions to present the whole…and to permit selection of best approach. • Learning is a network formation process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. • Knowledge rests in networks. • Knowledge may reside in non-human appliances , and learning is enabled/facilitated by technology. • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known. • Learning and knowing are constant, on going processes (not end states or products). • Ability to see connections and recognize patterns and make sense between fields, ideas, and concepts is the core skill for individuals today. • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities. • Decision-making is learning. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations i n the information climate affecting the decision. @PabloPedantic
  7. 7. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters Rinaldo et al (2011) suggest three uses for Twitter in the virtual classroom: Firstly as a demonstration of marketing techniques (their study involved students on a marketing degree), secondly as a micro-publishing outlet for the lecturer and thirdly as a method of communicating with students to make administrative announcements. @PabloPedantic
  8. 8. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • October 2011 to March 2012. • @PabloPedantic • 2011 - two articles each day • Tweets were related to religion, education or religious education • #k23re – since March #REatEH @PabloPedantic
  9. 9. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • How? • Sign up to Twitter • Follow people. • Re-tweet what they say that is interesting. • Add a #hashtag • Say your own interesting stuff • Other tools available: Tweetdeck @PabloPedantic
  10. 10. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters Where to start? www.twitter.com Who to follow? http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/20 11/09/02/academic-tweeters-your-suggestions- in-full/ How to manage? www.tweetdeck.com @PabloPedantic
  11. 11. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • 18 Year 2 Undergraduates • 3 were already regular Tweeters, • 4 were passive tweeters and • 11 had never used Twitter before. • All but one of the students owned internet- enabled smartphones • All had internet access via computer. • Widget in Learning Edge @PabloPedantic
  12. 12. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Focus Group of 8 @PabloPedantic
  13. 13. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Before the Project • little direction as to what to read • Assessment based; • wider reading using search engines such as Google to research a topic, or finding a link off a ‘general’ website such as bbc.co.uk. • I might happen to come across something on the BBC website and follow a link. • If I’m honest, in terms of wider reading, I wouldn’t know where to look so I just did what was needed for the assignment @PabloPedantic
  14. 14. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • The English Baccalaureate @PabloPedantic
  15. 15. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • One month in... • I didn’t know how to use Twitter but now I’m following loads of education people rather than me mates and things. @PabloPedantic
  16. 16. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • I was on Twitter, but my following has changed: I use Facebook for social things and use Twitter because all of it is like educational, religion, anything like of interest to me; it’s not really a social network where you network with people that you like see everyday anyway. @PabloPedantic
  17. 17. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • ease of access. • Yeah I just click on it; you know the link’s already there so it is easier to access. • As someone who likes Twitter – you’re on there anyway and it comes up. • I like it because I’m on Twitter - any time I’m bored I’m on it. @PabloPedantic
  18. 18. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • I think it’s been very useful and I think it is nice that you are respecting us and sharing all the current affairs in education with us, because, without that we wouldn’t be discussing things that are going to affect us @PabloPedantic
  19. 19. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • I really feel you are trying to educate us @PabloPedantic
  20. 20. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Six months later • When you first started, I didn’t know how to use it at all and now I am always on it. • I was into it before and I’ve read things that you’ve Tweeted but because of the things I’ve read I’ve started following other people, so it sort of brings up some interesting, different, sort of newsy articles that you find yourself reading that you wouldn’t normally. @PabloPedantic
  21. 21. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Usage was related to student workload • When we have assignments I don’t look it but when we don’t have assignments I’m on it all the time. • If I’m writing an essay might go on Twitter a few times as a break @PabloPedantic
  22. 22. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Access via smartphones • Work/life blur (ClearSwift 2011) • Volume – search #k23re @PabloPedantic
  23. 23. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Choosing what to read • These included the time of day • a break in the flow of the days duties, • ‘looking interesting’. • Re-Tweeting @PabloPedantic
  24. 24. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • The Archbishop of Canterbury • Judaism assignment • I like knowing the stuff that might concern us now or in the future. I wouldn’t have known any of the stuff that is going on if it wasn’t for Twitter. @PabloPedantic
  25. 25. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • Conclusion – Connected Learners @PabloPedantic
  26. 26. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters • More how to… http://issuu.com/amymollett/docs/twitter_gu ide_academics @PabloPedantic
  27. 27. Terrified Tutors to Top Tweeters Bibliography Bonk, C. (2007). USA today leads to tomorrow: Teachers as online concierges and can Facebook pioneer save face? http://travelinedman.blogspot.com/2007/10/usa‐today‐leads‐to‐tomorrow‐teachers‐as.html [accessed 11th October 2011] ClearSwift (2011) Work Life Web 2011 https://info.clearswift.com/express/clients/clearhq/papers/Clearswift_report_WorkLifeWeb_2011.pdf [accessed 6th June 2012] Gillie, C. (2011) English Baccalaureate House of Commons Library SN/SP/6045 15th November www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06045.pdf [accessed 8th June 2012] Pleil, T (2008) Social Media in PR Education http://www.slideshare.net/apalme2003/social-media-in-pr- education/ [accessed 7th October 2011] Rinaldo, S. B., Tapp, S., and Laverie, D. A. (2011) Learning by Tweeting: Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Tool, Journal of Marketing Education 33(2) 193– 203 Siemens, G. (2005) Connectivism: Learning as Network-Creation http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/networks.htm [accessed 2nd June 2012] Siemens, G. (2006) Knowing Knowledge http://www.elearnspace.org/KnowingKnowledge_LowRes.pdf [accessed 21st March 2012] Siemens, G (2008) Learning and Knowing in Networks: Changing roles for Educators and Designers, Paper presented to ITFORUM, http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/Paper105/Siemens.pdf [accessed 7th October 2011] Wheeler, S (2009) ‘Teaching with Twitter’, Learning with ‘e’s http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html [accessed 8th October 2011] Wright, N (2010) Twittering in teacher education: reflecting on practicum experiences, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 25:3, 259-265 @PabloPedantic

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