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An investigation into the         use of twitter by lecturers          and students to support            UG and PG module...
Dr Ed de Quincey @eddequincey @DrEddeQuinceySenior Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematical SciencesHeadsocialthe We...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Swine fluUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Epidemics of seasonal influenza are      a major public health concern,        causing tens of millions of    respiratory ...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
http://search.twitter.com/search?q=fluUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=flu    <entry>       <id>tag:search.twitter.com,2005:6404909749</id>       <publis...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Number of tweets containing the word “flu”Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Most popular words found in all tweetsUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
From almost 3 million      tweets collected       during May to      December 2009Using social media to engage students in...
“I have swine flu”                                                12,954Using social media to engage students in mathemati...
“I have the flu”                                                12,651Using social media to engage students in mathematica...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Using twitter with this course We are intending to use twitter with this course in 3 ways: 1.  As an alternative method fo...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
you could also use hashtags such as     #COMP1314Lec1 if you are asking about something in the first lecture, #COMP1314Lab...
Twitter was introduced during the first tutorial session for 3        courses at UG and PG level, across 2 Schools within ...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Tweets collected   1.  All tweets posted from     lecturer accounts   2.  All tweets that contained the     relevant cours...
created in April 2011 solely for    student/University related tweets, currently has 130                                  ...
a rough estimate is that 80 (62%)     are present or past students            within the UniversityUsing social media to e...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
289 tweets have been sent       from the lecturer account     between September 2011 and              April 2012Using soci...
!         frequency of terms used within those 289 tweetsUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
161 tweets (56%) were@mentions i.e. the lecturer   replying to a student’s tweet indicating a good level of 2 way-        ...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
!Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
received 40                                     direct (private)messages from 11 students, all         asking questions, a...
The hashtags for the 2 courses   had less impact than the use of  messaging, with #COMP1444 being used 98 times (50% by th...
Around 31% students used twitter as away of communicating with the  lecturer regarding the course and    although a few in...
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Students were willing to sign upfor twitter and the majority sent atleast one tweet, but their continued    use was very m...
CommunicationUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
A number of students have utilised   twitter as a quick method of     communication between   themselves and the lecturer....
Why not just use email?Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
students have to ask concise questions that can  be answered within the same limitation. From the  lecturer point of view,...
For lecturers that utilise                                                                 twitter on a continuous basis  ...
other students who follow the userwho sent the @mention can also see   the @reply from the lecturer,   potentially reducin...
The hashtag course code was     primarily only used by the    lecturer and was sparsely    used in either course to share ...
#TweetChats? #TweetUps?Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
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  1. 1. An investigation into the use of twitter by lecturers and students to support UG and PG modules Dr Ed de QuinceyUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  2. 2. Dr Ed de Quincey @eddequincey @DrEddeQuinceySenior Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematical SciencesHeadsocialthe Web 2.0/Social Web forsciences Using of media to engage students in mathematical Learning Research Group, eCentrehttp://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/centres/ecentre/research-groups/web-2.0
  3. 3. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  4. 4. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  5. 5. Swine fluUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  6. 6. Epidemics of seasonal influenza are a major public health concern, causing tens of millions of respiratory illnesses and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide each year Ginsberg et al., Nature Vol 457, 19 February 2009 doi:10.1038/nature07634Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  7. 7. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  8. 8. http://search.twitter.com/search?q=fluUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  9. 9. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=flu <entry> <id>tag:search.twitter.com,2005:6404909749</id> <published>2009-12-06T17:43:56Z</published> <link type="text/html" href="http://twitter.com/grippado/statuses/6404909749" rel="alternate"/> <title>@lais_couto Hoje é o dia do #hexa, mais sempre vai ver o a torcida do #flamengo apoiando o #flu... a união das torcidas cariocas ta linda...</title> <content type="html">&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/ lais_couto&quot;&gt;@lais_couto&lt;/a&gt; Hoje é o dia do &lt;a href=&quot;http:// search.twitter.com/search?q=%23hexa&quot;&gt;#hexa&lt;/a&gt;, mais sempre vai ver o a torcida do &lt;a href=&quot;http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23flamengo&quot;&gt;#flamengo&lt;/ a&gt; apoiando o &lt;a href=&quot;http://search.twitter.com/search?q= %23flu&quot;&gt;#&lt;b&gt;flu&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;... a união das torcidas cariocas ta linda...</content> <updated>2009-12-06T17:43:56Z</updated> <link type="image/png" href="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/551440511/eu- mengo_normal.jpg" rel="image"/> <twitter:geo> </twitter:geo> <twitter:source>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;</twitter:source> <twitter:lang>pt</twitter:lang> <author> <name>grippado (grippado)</name> <uri>http://twitter.com/grippado</uri> </author> </entry>Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  10. 10. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  11. 11. Number of tweets containing the word “flu”Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  12. 12. Most popular words found in all tweetsUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  13. 13. From almost 3 million tweets collected during May to December 2009Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  14. 14. “I have swine flu” 12,954Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  15. 15. “I have the flu” 12,651Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  16. 16. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  17. 17. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  18. 18. Using twitter with this course We are intending to use twitter with this course in 3 ways: 1.  As an alternative method for posting useful course specific information to students e.g. links to articles, emergency changes to lecture times etc. 2.  Enable students to ask questions about courses e.g. clarifying something from a lecture, asking about coursework specifications etc. 3.  Encourage students to help one another and create communities of practice.Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  19. 19. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  20. 20. you could also use hashtags such as #COMP1314Lec1 if you are asking about something in the first lecture, #COMP1314Lab1 for the first lab session, #COMP1314CW for information about the coursework and so on. Just make sure that the hashtag includes #COMP1314Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  21. 21. Twitter was introduced during the first tutorial session for 3 courses at UG and PG level, across 2 Schools within theUniversitytoby 2 students in mathematical sciences Using social media engage lecturers (@DrEddeQuincey and @AvrilHocking).
  22. 22. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  23. 23. Tweets collected 1.  All tweets posted from lecturer accounts 2.  All tweets that contained the relevant course codes 3.  All direct messages and replies (for @DrEddeQuincey)Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  24. 24. created in April 2011 solely for student/University related tweets, currently has 130 followersUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  25. 25. a rough estimate is that 80 (62%) are present or past students within the UniversityUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  26. 26. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  27. 27. 289 tweets have been sent from the lecturer account between September 2011 and April 2012Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  28. 28. ! frequency of terms used within those 289 tweetsUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  29. 29. 161 tweets (56%) were@mentions i.e. the lecturer replying to a student’s tweet indicating a good level of 2 way- communicationUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  30. 30. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  31. 31. !Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  32. 32. received 40 direct (private)messages from 11 students, all asking questions, again indicating a good level of 2-way communicationUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  33. 33. The hashtags for the 2 courses had less impact than the use of messaging, with #COMP1444 being used 98 times (50% by the lecturer account) and #COMP1314, 75 times (33% by the lecturer account).Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  34. 34. Around 31% students used twitter as away of communicating with the lecturer regarding the course and although a few individuals madeattempts at sharing information by the use of hashtags, this was not the primary useUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  35. 35. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  36. 36. Students were willing to sign upfor twitter and the majority sent atleast one tweet, but their continued use was very much dependent on whether they were already active users or whether they understood it’s potential uses during and after the courseUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  37. 37. CommunicationUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  38. 38. A number of students have utilised twitter as a quick method of communication between themselves and the lecturer. This enabled for almost real time communication outside of lectures and tutorials and immediate resolution of issuesUsing social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  39. 39. Why not just use email?Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  40. 40. students have to ask concise questions that can be answered within the same limitation. From the lecturer point of view, replies can be quick and to the point, no need for email etiquette and format e.g. salutations and sign-offs.Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  41. 41. For lecturers that utilise twitter on a continuous basis as a natural part of their work, the ability to monitor and send quick replies to students via a range of devices is more efficient and does not get lost amongst other work related email.Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  42. 42. other students who follow the userwho sent the @mention can also see the @reply from the lecturer, potentially reducing thenumber of communications that ask the same question.Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  43. 43. The hashtag course code was primarily only used by the lecturer and was sparsely used in either course to share information, discuss course content etc. by students.Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  44. 44. #TweetChats? #TweetUps?Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  45. 45. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
  46. 46. Using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences
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