Using Twitter in (Higher) Education: Introduction

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Intro & Twitter Basics slides from ALT Twitter workshop May 4th 2010, Nottingham NCSL. It was followed by: Twitter Advanced http://blogs.kingston.ac.uk/twitter/2010/05/03/alt-twitter-workshop/

Workshop links: http://delicious.com/tag/twalt

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  • Quick hellos Me, LT, LSE Tony, Lecturer, Kingston Alan, Lecturer, Leicester Pairs, intros, twitter use & potential?
  • Informal Flexible
  • Mobile Borderless Web vs Apps/Tools
  • Mobile Borderless Web vs Apps/Tools
  • But can be much more than 140… links, pics,
  • Lots but we’re grouping them into four.
  • Personal Professional Academic Research Etc etc Resource Sharing Asking Answering Relationship Building
  • Sub example of conversational Jodie Fraser: listening, twittering http://www.flickr.com/photos/josiefraser/3412352129/in/set-72157617225459363/
  • This page uses http://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools/ to display hashtagged tweets. http://backchannel.us/ is also good for displaying backchannels.
  • Basics Advanced
  • Emphasise public!!! Beware! Importance of Profile. Tweet = update = post = message
  • Post Tweet, asking for input w/ #twalt Question?? Types of tweets Replies Mentions Directs RTs
  • Using Twitter in (Higher) Education: Introduction

    1. 1. ALT Workshop, Nottingham, May 2010 Using Twitter in (Higher) Education #twalt
    2. 2. Your hosts <ul><li>@mattlingard </li></ul><ul><li>@anthonymcneill </li></ul><ul><li>@AJCann </li></ul>
    3. 3. Programme <ul><li>10:30 Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 Twitter master class </li></ul><ul><li>12:30 Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 Case Studies & Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>3:30 Round-up </li></ul>#twalt
    4. 4. Twitter <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Blogging Instant Messaging Social networking Twitter
    6. 6. From @mweller
    7. 7. Updates <ul><li>140 </li></ul><ul><li>Updates = Tweets = Messages </li></ul>
    8. 8. Twitter Uses
    9. 9. Broadcasting
    10. 10. Loudspeaker <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-critical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul>@A_L_T
    11. 11. Learning Networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/1234638761
    12. 12. Conversational http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/2866399803/
    13. 13. Backchannel & Hashtags #twalt http://www.flickr.com/photos/josiefraser/3412352129/
    14. 15. Data Collection http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbachhuber/2737149619/
    15. 16. Master Class Part 1: Basics Part 2: Advanced
    16. 17. Most recent update Profile Update Update Update Update Update Bio Add Update Home Update Update Update Update Update 140
    17. 18. Demo
    18. 19. It’s all about following… … and being followed!
    19. 20. Finding People to Follow <ul><li>Find People </li></ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TWeepML </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browsing FoFs </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Search </li></ul><ul><li>Ask! </li></ul>
    20. 21. Links <ul><li>URL shorteners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TinyURL.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bit.ly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ow.ly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser bookmarklets </li></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>Tweet via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Receive DMs </li></ul><ul><li>Receive Tweets </li></ul><ul><li>MMS </li></ul>Mobile & Settings <ul><li>Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Notices </li></ul>
    22. 23. Pics
    23. 24. Over to you…
    24. 25. Tasks <ul><li>Update profile </li></ul><ul><li>Update, update, update </li></ul><ul><li>Follow, follow, follow </li></ul><ul><li>Use #twalt </li></ul><ul><li>Include shortened link </li></ul><ul><li>Review Settings </li></ul>

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