TwEVS - An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system

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Presentation on how twitter could be used as an electronic voting system (using Yahoo Pipes and Google Chart API). Presented at e-Learning Alliance FE/HE SIG, St Andrews 29th Sept. 2009

Related posts on my work with voting systems here http://mashe.hawksey.info/2010/01/mashe-review-evs/

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TwEVS - An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit September 30, 2009 | slide TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system Martin Hawksey e-Learning Advisor (Higher Education) http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/ RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
  2. 2. The idea It occurred to me that since I already have a Twitter backchannel going in many of my presentations, it might be possible to use Twitter to collect student votes … I thought you could ask a question and give a unique hashtag for each possible answer. TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  3. 3. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit September 30, 2009 | slide
  4. 4. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit September 30, 2009 | slide <title> </title> <pubDate> </pubDate> <description> </description>
  5. 5. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit September 30, 2009 | slide
  6. 6. Fetch Feed TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide Output <ul><li>#ela2809q1 A </li></ul><ul><li>12 #ela2809q1 C </li></ul><ul><li>11 #ela2809q1 C </li></ul><ul><li>10 #ela2809q1 C </li></ul><ul><li>#ela2809q1 C </li></ul><ul><li>#ela2809q1 b </li></ul><ul><li>no.8 #ela2809q1 C </li></ul><ul><li>#ela2809q1 a </li></ul><ul><li>+5 more... </li></ul>
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  8. 8. RegEx Output <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>+5 more... </li></ul>
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  10. 10. Unique Output <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
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  12. 12. RegEx2 Output <ul><li>A [4] </li></ul><ul><li>C [6] </li></ul><ul><li>B [3] </li></ul>
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  14. 14. Output Go to View > Header & Footer to edit September 30, 2009 | slide
  15. 15. Usage – Option 1 <ul><li>Going to http://pipes.yahoo.com/mashe/twevs </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  16. 16. Usage – Option 2 <ul><li>Example for #ela2809q1 limited to 3 responses </li></ul><ul><li>http://pipes.yahoo.com/mashe/twevs?&_render=rss& limit=3 & q=%23ela2809q1 &vm=r </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide ‘ #’ is replaced by %23 limit=3 q=%23ela2809q1 Limits the number of response bars
  17. 17. Example Question <ul><li>Random question text with 3 options </li></ul><ul><li>First option </li></ul><ul><li>Second option </li></ul><ul><li>Third option </li></ul><ul><li>Etc </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet ‘#ela2809q1 A’ etc </li></ul><ul><li>Result </li></ul><ul><li>[http://pipes.yahoo.com/mashe/twevs?&_render=rss&limit=3&q=%23ela2809q1&vm=r] </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  18. 18. Example Output TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  19. 19. Benefits <ul><li>Zero cost </li></ul><ul><li>Multi device </li></ul><ul><li>EVS PLUS </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  20. 20. Benefits <ul><li>Zero cost </li></ul><ul><li>Multi device </li></ul><ul><li>EVS PLUS </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  21. 21. Benefits <ul><li>Zero cost </li></ul><ul><li>Multi device </li></ul><ul><li>EVS PLUS </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  22. 22. Issues <ul><li>Very few users </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymity </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide
  23. 23. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>More ideas on my blog - just Google ‘mashe’ or mhawksey </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>TwEVS – An idea for using twitter as a student owned electronic voting system September 30, 2009 | slide

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