• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Microblogging on Twitter: Social Networking in the Italian Classroom
 

Microblogging on Twitter: Social Networking in the Italian Classroom

on

  • 1,742 views

This paper was presented in a Colloquium organized by Gillian Lord and Lara Lomicka at the AAAL, Atlanta (March 7, 2010)

This paper was presented in a Colloquium organized by Gillian Lord and Lara Lomicka at the AAAL, Atlanta (March 7, 2010)

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,742
Views on SlideShare
1,731
Embed Views
11

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
18
Comments
0

3 Embeds 11

http://www.slideshare.net 5
https://twitter.com 4
https://blackboard.montclair.edu 2

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Microblogging on Twitter: Social Networking in the Italian Classroom Microblogging on Twitter: Social Networking in the Italian Classroom Presentation Transcript

    • Microblogging on Twitter: Social Networking in the Italian Classroom
      Enza Antenos-Conforti
      Montclair State University
      Follow me @iVenus (my PLN); @profeac
    • Twitter in L2 Education?
      Can social networking be transformed to educational networking?
      Proposed by academHacK(David Parry)
    • Social Networking as Educational Networking
      Twitter is computer-mediated communication that engages students in:
      communication
      collaboration
      a constructivist learning environment
    • Digital Conversation “Twitter-Style”
      Where?
      When?
      Who?
    • Mobile & Web-based
    • Synchronous & Asynchronous
    • Openness & Multiple Publics
    • Building a language community…
    • …that includes native speakers
    • Students will…
      engage in synchronous & asynchronous CMC
      engage in individual & community language use
      The Learning Potential of Twitter
    • Students can…
      belong to the classroom & beyond…into the target language culture
      Additional advantage…
    • Expectations: The Syllabus
      On Twitter each week, I expect you to do two things:
      post short messages on your Twitter.com account twice a week (on 2 of the 3 weekdays we do not have class--Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday).
      You will be limited to 140 characters in total, including spaces & punctuation. This is so you can practice writing about your routine within text limitations.
      to comment on someone else's tweet (entry on Twitter) once a week.
      Example:
      Let's say PINCO's tweet says:
      Sabato ho vistoil film “I am legend”
      You can reply to PINCO as follows:
      @PINCO vogliovederloanch'io. Ti èpiaciuto?
      You must comment to only one person per week to receive full credit. Once you get used to the reply feature, it becomes second nature.
    • Findings: Twitter as Social Media
    • Findings: Tweet Updates
    • Findings: Distribution of Replies
    • Findings: Tweets are…
      self-perpetuating
      generative
      authentic
    • Findings: Tweet Topics
    • Findings: Twitterers…
      interpret input
      produce output
      engage in conversations
      Good morning, is it cold? What’s the weather like?
      Good morning, yesterday makes* beautiful. Today is cold. What’s the weather like there?
      Sorry for the late (reply)! Here it’s humid and there is fog this evening.
    • Unexpected Findings 1
      Good language practice
      Increased appreciation for language and culture
      Experiential learning
    • Unexpected Findings 2
    • Unexpected Findings FA08
      Introduced to Twitter in FA08
      Tweeted in Italian for 7 months, after course ended
      Now a bilingual twitterer
    • Further Investigations:E-twinning in L2 (SP09)
    • Further Investigations: The Twitter Backchannel in the L2 Classroom (FA09)
    • Links/Images
      Twitter in italiano
      http://blog.twitter.com/2009/12/ed-ecco-litaliano.html
      Twitter bird and bookshttp://www.distance-education.org/Articles/Top-75-College-Education-Tweets-133.html
      Elements of Digital Conversation
      http://www.mikearauz.com/2009/04/elements-of-digital-conversation.html
      How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live
      (Time Magazine, June 2009) http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1902604,00.html
      Elements of Digital Conversation
      http://www.mikearauz.com/2009/04/elements-of-digital-conversation.html
      Twitter bird and book: http://www.distance-education.org/Articles/Top-75-College-Education-Tweets-133.html
      How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live
      (Time Magazine, June 2009) http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1902604,00.html
    • Grazie! Thank you!
      Enza Antenos-Conforti, PhD
      Department of Spanish & Italian
      Montclair State University
      antenosconfe@mail.montclair.edu