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  • Harnessing twitter for learning purpose
    Avijit Paul
    Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Demographics &OBJECTIVE
    Self learning
    Active learning
    Increasing engagement
    Create knowledge
    classroom of 100 students
    Undergraduate student
  • How to use twitter
    Brief history of twitter &
  • Twitter101
    tweet
    With 140 characters we need to say what we want to share
    Geo loation
    Enabling location of where we are tweeting from
    Retweet (rt)
    Sharing another person’s tweet
    hashtag
    @replies
    Geo location
    Hashtag (#) is used to mark a keyword or a topic
    From where we are tweeting from
    A reply is update posted by clicking the "Reply" button on another Tweet
  • revisitingdemographics & objective
    Self learning
    Active learning
    Create knowledge
    Create knowledge
    classroom of 100 students
    Undergraduate student
    Increasing engagement
  • exciting learning environment
    What do students want for an
  • have fun in the class
  • Using twitter in academia
    What can we use it for
  • Creating knowledgeLock Haven University, Lock Haven, USA
    Faculty: How has reading MBM changed your ideas about responsibility or obligations toward people who are poorer than you are?
    Student01: @Faculty Reading mbm has made me less self centered. I realized alot of ppl need help and you can help them by doing simple things:)
    Student02: @Faculty It made me realize how selfless I need to be, just like how Farmer put his dedication toward helping others before his own needs.
    Student03: I’ve realized that helping the less fortunate is a social and moral responsibility that nobody is exempt from to help make the world better.
  • Instant feedbackLock Haven University, Lock Haven, USA
    Faculty: 3 min paper option for the 21st is to tweet questions you have for upper-class pre-health professional students. Due 12pm 10/21.
    Student01: @Faculty I have a psych class at noon. How am I supposed to attend?
    Faculty: @Student01 If you can’t attend because of scheduling conflict, please complete 3 min paper about last class.
  • organizationSouth Dakota State University, Brookings,USA
    Faculty: Anyone interested in forming a study group?
    Student01:@Faculty for what class
    Student02: @Faculty For what class?
    Student03: @Faculty study group for what?
    Faculty: @Student01 @Student02 @Student03 What class would you like to form a study group for? Chem?
    Student05: Both Chemistry and Biology would be nice. OK how about a Chem and Bio study group? Who is in?
    Student06: Anyone that wants to have a study group for Bio or Chem. Let me know and I’m in!
  • Ask a questionThe Pennsylvania State University, University Park,USA
    Student02: @Faculty Why are you training to become a health professional? is what I would ask them, could I go to the discussion. Alas, Bio lab.
    Student03: @Faculty My question is, How many of you are planning to go into radiology and why?
    Student04: @Faculty My question is – What made you decide the specific career in the health field you want to pursue?
    Student05: @Faculty My question is: How many Medical schools did you apply to and how did you choose which ones to apply to?
  • Learning environment
    And there is one more thing about
  • Hole in the wall project in 1999
  • long Period
    So do the students really do it over
  • Number of tweets sent each week of the semester. Note: Twitter use began on the second week.
  • What do we need
    In order to apply and test
  • Million dollar grant? - NO
    Another
  • Just tweetdeck will do for students
  • Why useTweetdeck
    • Everything is in one place
    • Can track the hashtag, DM, message etc in real time
    • Add facebook update so that students don’t need to leave facebook (very important to students)
  • What else do we need
    For the educators
  • Everyone is well connected in #altc2011
  • No one is connected for #tweetdrive
  • Track a specific person, say @FieryRed1 173
  • Twitteralytics@hawksey
    All you need is free and open source tools such as
  • Overall usage
    Classroom Community
    Class Chatter
    Self learning
    Writing Assignments
    Instant Feedback
    Knowledge creation
    Follow a Professional
  • Thankyou
    Avijit Paul
    @cdtavijit
  • Image Credits (Not in order)
    http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2008/03/140-chars.html
    http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341d3df553ef010536a9030d970c-pi
    http://cms.searchenginewatch.com/IMG/436/186436/twitter-five-years-infographic.jpg?1311115350
    http://blog.carolynworks.com/wp-content/uploads/lecture-hall.png
    http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmiyamoto/2299976645/sizes/l/in/photostream/