Can we use Twitter for educational activities?

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Can we use Twitter for educational activities?

  1. 1. TWITTER Can we use for educational activities eLSE 17-18 April 2008 Bucharest
  2. 2. Microblogging is a collaborative technology
  3. 3. a new form of blogging, brief text updates , 140-200 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or third party applications , real-time interactions between users
  4. 4. photo: http:// www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg The best known microblogging services
  5. 5. <ul><li>Most popular microblogging system </li></ul><ul><li>Robust, elegant and simple </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous mash-ups </li></ul>Social networking in 140 characters twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124372363@N01/2417123304/sizes/o
  6. 8. A Romanian microblogging platform
  7. 9. Romanian Twitosphere
  8. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandemia/354115976/sizes/l/ Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Exploring the language Reference services good points:
  9. 11. distr acting time -consuming rude ad dictive no social educational value bad grammar skills privacy spam meaningless without a network bad points http://www.flickr.com/photos/80578657@N00/254923630/sizes/o
  10. 12. Thank you! Gabriela Grosseck University of the West Timisoara http://grosseck.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/ggrosseck http://www.cirip.ro/u/Gabriela Carmen Holotescu University Politehnica Timisoara Manager Timsoft Timisoara blog: www.timsoft.ro/weblog www.twitter.com/cami13 http://www.cirip.ro/u/cami13

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