Microblogs in Higher Education: Enhancing Collaborative Learning Opportunities

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Microblogs in Higher Education: Enhancing Collaborative Learning Opportunities

  1. 1. Microblogs in Higher Education: Enhancing Collaborative Learning Opportunities Doug Strahler
  2. 2. Things you should know about Microblogging (Educause) • What is it? ▫ Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content-which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media-on the Internet • What are the implications for teaching and learning? ▫ Communication tool ▫ Hashtags = categories • Benefits/Risks
  3. 3. “Collaborative learning produces intellectual synergy of many minds coming to bear on a problem, and the social stimulation of mutual engagement in a common endeavor” (Smith & MacGregor, 1992).
  4. 4. How this will help students learn • Collaborative learning helps students learn more effectively – Involvement, Cooperation and teamwork, and civic responsibility (Smith & MacGregor, 1992) • Microblogging creates an environment for students to meet the three areas above • Learning is active
  5. 5. How this will help teachers teach better • Personal Learning Platform ▫ Networking ▫ Conversation ▫ Professional development ▫ News ▫ Resources
  6. 6. Literature Review • Microblogs & education • Social media & education • Collaborative learning
  7. 7. Methodology • To Be Determined…
  8. 8. Recommendations or Questions

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