eAssessment Scotland 2010: Twitter for Assessment, Feedback and Communication

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  • 1. Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 1
    What’s happening? Twitter for Assessment, Feedback and Communication
    Martin Hawksey or @mhawksey
    e-Learning Advisor (Higher Education)
    http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/
    RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
  • 2. Pioneers
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 2
  • 3. Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 3
    Love hate
  • 4. Twitter for me is about …
    Notification
    Community
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 4
  • 5. Stats
    Started 2006
    105 million registered users.
    180 million unique visitors every month.
    75% of Twitter traffic comes from outside Twitter.com (i.e. via third party applications.)
    Twitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day.
    Of Twitter's active users, 37% use their phone to tweet.
    Over half of all tweets (60%) come from third party applications.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/twitter-user-statistics-r_n_537992.html
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 5
  • 6. Objectives
    Introduction to Twitter
    Educational uses
    Educational examples
    Why/Why not's
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 6
  • 7. Interface
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 7
  • 8. Finding people
    Find on Twitter (includes ‘Suggestions for you’ and ‘Find Friends’ by email/Linkedln) https://twitter.com/invitations/find_on_twitter
    Look at who else is following who
    Directories like http://wefollow.com/ and http://www.twellow.com/
    Also find people with http://twitter.com/{username} e.g. http://twitter.com/mhawksey
    Activity: Find the Twitter username eas10tw and follow
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 8
  • 9. Example tweets - update
    Find out more about EvidenceNet the HEA's free service which supports use of evidence in HE @ webinar http://bit.ly/clbAa8 via@PhysSciCentre
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 9
  • 10. Example tweets - reply
    @alextronic haven't published one yet but we were going to go for #eport10
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 10
  • 11. Example tweets - direct
    d briankelly Are you able to send a screenshot - looks okay here (we have our #eas10 event fri) btw have you seen lanyrd.com everyone is taking about it
    [Important: to send a direct message the recipient must be following you]
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 11
  • 12. Example tweets - retweet
    RT @helenrf: @mhawksey what happens if you create a tweet that is a result to the search? can you delete the saved search? < very clever!!!
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 12
  • 13. Searching Twitter
    http://search.twitter.com
    or
    http://search.twitter.com/advanced
    Words, from/to people, location and more
    Limited to last 7 days
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 13
  • 14. Ways to interact with twitter
    Web (Twitter.com, Seesmic Web)
    Desktop clients (Twhirl, TweetDeck, Seesmic Desktop)
    Browser (Firefox/Chrome plugins)
    3rdparty services (TwitPic - photos, twaud.io -audio, Screenr - webcasts)
    • Mobile (SMS updates, official Twitter apps for iPhone/Android, lots of others)
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 14
  • 15. Mobile
    • Users on Vodafone, Orange, O2 and ‘3’ can receive free status updates via SMS
    • 16. You can choose who to receive updates from
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 15
  • 17. Twitter Adoption Matrix
      Mark Sample’s Twitter Adoption Matrixhttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/A-Framework-for-Teaching-with/26223/
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 16
  • 18. Things to think about
    Organisation
    Structure
    Archiving (Twapper Keeper, The Archivist – Desktop)
    Purpose
    Administration
    Evaluation
    Sharing
    Assessment
    All of the above
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 17
  • 19. Automated communication
    Instructor communication (syllabus announcements)
    Pedagogical communication (sharing links)
    Using http://dlvr.it/ or http://twitterfeed.com/ to turn RSS feeds into tweets
    FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools – auto tweet on slide transition
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 18
  • 20. Using Twitter for electronic voting (EVS)
    Question: Have you heard of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire: ask the audience’ style voting being used in the classroom?
    For yes tweet ‘#eas10q1 yes’
    No tweet ‘#eas10q1 no’
    Option to provide context if you like with message + hashtag + response e.g. ‘I already use voting in my class #eas10q1 yes’
    Result
    http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/twevs/tw-evs.php
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 19
  • 21. Alternatively polleverywhere.com
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 20
  • 22. Why use twitter for voting
    If you don’t have handsets can vote via mobile
    Possibility to get more information (context for answer)
    Voting not just restricted to in-class
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 21
  • 23. Feedback tweet with hashtag #eas10tw
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 22
  • 24. Using Twitter to augmenting other educational resources
    Lecture capture enhancement
    iTitle – playing back video of live events with what was said in the back channelhttp://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/ititle/estict.html
    uTitle – letting students make timeline based comments on video resources http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/utitle/int.php?v=wO9RDEXfnTI
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 23
  • 25. Why
    Mobility – crossing the dived between in and out of class
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 24
  • 26. Why
    Flexibility – not hard to add functionality and interface with Twitter service
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 25
  • 27. Why
    Learner communities – opportunity to share learning within cohort and further afield
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 26
  • 28. Why
    Light intervention – brevity of 140 characters allows less but more often
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 27
  • 29. Why
    Lifelong – connections made in the class can support further independent learning
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 28
  • 30. Why
    Mobility – crossing the dived between in and out of class
    Flexibility – not hard to add functionality and interface with Twitter service
    Learner communities – opportunity to share learning within cohort and further afield
    Light intervention – brevity of 140 characters allows less but more often
    Lifelong – connections made in the class can support further independent learning
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 29
  • 31. Why not
    Distraction
    Reliance on 3rd party services
    Privacy
    Educational value
    Equality
    [Facebook]
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 30
  • 32. Image attribution
    West End pioneers by IMLS DCChttp://www.flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc/4647377747/
    marmite love by chotdahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/santos/2448422626/
    Noticeboard by mikecoghhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/4367160881/
    Burien Community Center by Michael @ NW Lenshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/aboyandhisbike/4615846709/
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 31
  • 33. Resources
    Event amplification http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/on-friday-amplified-seminar-on-what-can-we-learn-from-amplified-events/
    Social networking policy http://socialmediatoolkit.wikispaces.com/Policies+and+Guidelines
    Practical Advice for Teaching with Twitterhttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/Practical-Advice-for-Teaching/26416/
    Griffiths University journalism students to be marked on Tweetshttp://www.news.com.au/technology/griffiths-university-journalism-students-to-be-marked-on-tweets/story-e6frfro0-1225786329286#ixzz0yN7eCOa5
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 32
  • 34. @mhawksey
    RSC MASHehttp://bit.ly/mashe
    Twitter Workshop #eas10tw
    September 9, 2010| slide 33