What the little birdy tells me: Twitter in education
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Like this? Share it with your network

Share

What the little birdy tells me: Twitter in education

  • 1,703 views
Uploaded on

Presentation given from the LSE NetworkED Seminar Series 2013 on the use of Twitter in Education. ...

Presentation given from the LSE NetworkED Seminar Series 2013 on the use of Twitter in Education.

"Since the launch of the micro-blogging service Twitter in 2006 a number of academics have experimented with it's use within education. Examples range from the passive/monologic course announcements to the active/dialogic directed discussion. This workshop will explore some educational 'Twitter hacks' which cover a wide range of activities from a free SMS broadcast system, Twitter for classroom voting and the application of social network analysis to for mining Twitter for actionable insights. As part of this participants will be shown a range of free and open source tools to assist in Twitter data collection and analysis including the Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet (TAGS) and NodeXL."

More in: Education , Technology
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
1,703
On Slideshare
621
From Embeds
1,082
Number of Embeds
8

Actions

Shares
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
2

Embeds 1,082

http://mashe.hawksey.info 962
http://uosliboffcampus.tumblr.com 83
http://feeds.feedburner.com 25
http://mcdn.hawksey.info 5
http://www.mashe.hawksey.info 2
http://www.tumblr.com 2
http://feedly.com 2
http://translate.googleusercontent.com 1

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide
  • [twitter]Festive Tweets: Broadcasting live from http://bit.ly/bwbClk Slides http://slidesha.re/eqTtn6 Link bundle http://bit.ly/jiscwf-s3 #jiscwf #s3[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Mark Sample’s Twitter Adoption Matrix http://bit.ly/eUj7u2 #jiscwf #s3[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Instructor Communication: Using http://dlvr.it/ to turn RSS feeds into tweets. Easy to setup looks after itself #jiscwf #s3[/twitter]

Transcript

  • 1. What the little birdy tells me Twitter in education Martin Hawksey @mhawksey go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 1
  • 2. About the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) • ALT is the UK's leading membership organisation in the learning technology field • Over 1,400 members from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds • We aim to improving practice, promoting research, and influencing policy. • LSE is a Organisational Member and staff can join as Associate Members for free alt.ac.uk go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 2
  • 3. Things you need to know • Hashtag for the session ‘#LSENetEd’ • Links and slides http://go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 3
  • 4. The Connected Age ©EDUCAUSE http://vimeo.com/76178422 http://vimeo.com/76178422
  • 5. In the beginning… go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 5
  • 6. In the beginning… go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 6
  • 7. In the beginning… go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 7
  • 8. In the beginning… go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 8
  • 9. In the beginning… go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 9
  • 10. Dialogic In-class Backchannel Outside of Class Discussions In-class Directed Discussion Uses: extend class discussions, exchange comments about readings or questions about assignments Uses: Open or guided questions with student responses collected for later analysis Twitter Adoption Matrix Uses: ad hoc class discussion, real-time commenting, recording divergent viewpoints Benefits: engages less vocal students, archives otherwise ephemeral comments Benefits: community building, continuity between class sessions Benefits: engages all students in discussions in large lecture classes Tracking Activities Lightly Structured Activities Metacognitive/ Reflective Activities Uses: find and follow instructor experts in the field, or key topics Uses: solicit course feedback, offer ambient office hours, poll class, language or writing practice Uses: students report on self learning, articulate their difficulties, recap the most valuable lesson of the day Benefits: exposure to the lager cultural conversation about the class material Benefits: flexibility, availability, scalability Benefits: fosters critical thinking Institutional communication Instructor Communication Pedagogical Communication Uses: community outreach, Uses: announcements, syllabus changes, reminders Uses: sharing timely links and resources Monologic alerts, announcements Passive Student Activity Mark Sample’s (@samplereality) Twitter Adoption Matrix Active
  • 11. Instructor Communication (Free SMS Broadcast) Hawksey, 2008 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 11
  • 12. Instructor Communication (Free SMS Broadcast) Hawksey, 2008 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 12
  • 13. Instructor Communication (Free SMS Broadcast) The catch … supported UK carriers • Orange • Vodafone • O2 • 3 • Sure (CWC) • Lycamobile Hawksey, 2008 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 13
  • 14. Instructor Communication Network summary go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 14
  • 15. Instructor Communication Network summary go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 15
  • 16. Instructor Communication Outbox • Using http://dlvr.it to turn RSS feeds into tweets • Alternatively http://twitterfeed.com there are others go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 16
  • 17. Lightly Structured Activities Electronic Voting Hawksey, 2009 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 17
  • 18. Lightly Structured Activities Electronic Voting Hawksey, 2009 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 18
  • 19. Lightly Structured Activities Electronic Voting Hawksey, 2009 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 19
  • 20. Lightly Structured Activities Electronic Voting Hawksey, 2009 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 20
  • 21. Lightly Structured Activities Electronic Voting Hawksey, 2009 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 21
  • 22. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/uiSJlvek7RjJSNK go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 22
  • 23. In class backchannel Lecture capture enhancement Hawksey, 2010 http://hawksey.info/ititle/ex/estict.html go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 23
  • 24. In class backchannel Lecture capture enhancement go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 24
  • 25. In class backchannel Lecture capture enhancement go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 25
  • 26. Open Directed Discussion Flipping the bird ©Alan Levine 2013-11-06 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/10728065255/ • Pre-recorded interviews • “as you listen please tweet your notes and comments using the #phonar hashtag and don’t forget to storify the global set of notes/tweets afterwards.” • More about #phonar http://youtu.be/lNmTKxeiC2Y go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 26
  • 27. Social Learning Analytics LEVEL2 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 27
  • 28. ©Tony Hirst 2010-10-12 [Original] go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED http://www.flickr.com/photos/psychemedia/5076732134 #LSENetEd [Modified] 2011-02-14 ©Martin Hawksey November 12, 2013 | slide http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhawksey/5446711248/ 28
  • 29. Social Learning Analytics Potential uses • Identifying disconnected students • Identifying key information brokers within a class • Indicating the extent to which a learning community is developing within a class • Identify groupings that could support learning Ferguson & Buckingham-Shum, 2012 • See how conversations connect providing opportunities for situational awareness go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 29
  • 30. Social Learning Analytics NodeXL go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 30
  • 31. Social Learning Analytics NodeXL Reply Network go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 31
  • 32. Social Learning Analytics – TAGS go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 32 http://mashe.hawksey.info/2013/02/twitter-archive-tagsv5/
  • 33. Social Learning Analytics – TAGS go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 33 http://mashe.hawksey.info/2013/02/twitter-archive-tagsv5/
  • 34. Social Learning Analytics – TAGS go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 34 http://mashe.hawksey.info/2013/02/twitter-archive-tagsv5/
  • 35. Social Learning Analytics #phonar • • http://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/?key=tmT8RPk1-WB1IBUe4GM6-Iw&sheet=oaw https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqGkLMU9sHmLdG1UOFJQazEtV0IxS UJVZTRHTTYtSXc&usp=drive_web#gid=119 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 35
  • 36. Live Examples • Setting up TAGS for #LSENetEd • Example TAGS picking up poll data • Example TAGS picking tweets to page go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 36
  • 37. Live Examples • Setting up TAGS for #LSENetEd • Example TAGS picking up poll data • Example TAGS picking tweets to page Caution “We find that the search API over-represents the more central users and does not offer an accurate picture of peripheral activity; we also find that the bias is greater for the network of mentions” Gonzalez-Bailon, Sandra and Wang, Ning and Rivero, Alejandro and Borge-Holthoefer, Javier and Moreno, Yamir, Assessing the Bias in Communication Networks Sampled from Twitter (December 4, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2185134 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2185134 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 37
  • 38. 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 go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 38
  • 39. Why not • Distraction • Reliance on 3rd party services • Privacy • Educational value • Equality • [Facebook] go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 39
  • 40. Thanks! Martin Hawksey mashe.hawkse.info @mhawksey go.alt.ac.uk/twitterED #LSENetEd November 12, 2013 | slide 40