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Teaching by twitter

  1. 1. Enhancing undergraduateteaching through social media– ‘teaching by twitter’SALT Conference 2012 July 2ndDr Ben Evans@DrBenEvans#susalt
  2. 2. ‘Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.’ Benjamin Franklin
  3. 3. 01 Challenges• Large cohorts• Meaningful real-time feedback• Student contact between lectures• Teaching generic engineering content to multiple disciplines• Pressure on ‘office hours’ / email
  4. 4. 02 The TechnologyTwitter@DrBenEvans#EG168
  5. 5. 02 The Technology Camtasia
  6. 6. 02 The Technology YouTube
  7. 7. 03 The Philosophy
  8. 8. 04 Impact• Over two thirds of the 630 strong cohort for this module were following @DrBenEvans via twitter by the end of the module and the video lectures were streamed over 900 times• the majority of students stated that they were engaging with this teaching method primarily using smart phones• Lecture attendance was significantly improved compared with previous years
  9. 9. 04 Impact‘not relevant for medicalengineering’‘not enough feedback onassignments’‘do not understand why this isrelevant’‘unengaging tedious andboring’‘not enough involvment’‘lecturers needed to involvestudents instead of juststanding at the front’
  10. 10. 04 Impact‘module was reallystimulating’‘lecturer did a good job ofmaking boring topics not quiteso boring’‘lots of applications’‘videos great for revision’‘enjoyed following the lectureron twitter’
  11. 11. 04 Impact
  12. 12. 04 Impact• Negligible impact on module grade distribution• Some students complained that it was unfair if they weren’t on Twitter
  13. 13. 05 Feedback / Questions ??© SAP 2009 / Page 14

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