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Twitter and Teaching and Learning

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Uses of Twitter to enhance teaching and learning. Pedagogical approaches for Twitter in teaching styles, learning styles, collaboration, and assessment

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Twitter and Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. 43 Pedagogical approaches for Twitter in teaching, learning and assessing As of June 12, 2009 David Peter
  2. 2. 1. Twitter can provide updates to students 2. Twitter can provide personalized updates to students 3. Twitter can be used to check-in on students 4. Twitter can provide reminders to students 5. Twitter can prompt participation 6. Twitter can provide feedback immediately 7. Twitter can support just-in-time-teaching 8. Twitter promotes ubiquitous, pervasive and transparent teaching
  3. 3. 1. Twitter provides instant connection to other students 2. Twitter provides instant connection to faculty 3. Twitter provides access to a community of experts 4. Twitter provides instant access to resources worldwide 5. Twitter provides just-in-time-learning 6. Twitter is mobile and supports mobile learning 7. Twitter promotes ubiquitous, pervasive and transparent learning
  4. 4. 1. Twitter provides a method for instruction that uses technology 2. Twitter integrates technology into teaching and learning 3. Twitter provides quot;back channelquot; communication 4. Twitter supports a constructivist learning strategy 5. Twitter supports a cognitive learning strategy 6. Twitter supports liberal education 7. Twitter supports integrative learning
  5. 5. 1. Twitter matches digital learning styles 2. Twitter fosters technological literacy 3. Twitter promotes digital literacy 4. Twitter encourages critical reflection 5. Twitter promotes critical analysis and critical thinking 6. Twitter supports mobile learning
  6. 6. 1. Twitter matches digital teaching styles 2. Twitter enhances technologically supported and delivered teaching 3. Twitter aligns with problem-based teaching 4. Twitter aligns with case study teaching 5. Twitter aligns with active teaching 6. Twitter promotes individualized instruction and teaching
  7. 7. 1. Twitter may encourage collaboration 2. Twitter promotes questioning and answering 3. Twitter encourages reflection and participation 4. Twitter builds community through communication 5. Twitter can facilitate group work and projects
  8. 8. 1. Twitter can correct performance 2. Twitter can correct assumptions 3. Twitter can provide formative feedback 4. Twitter can provide summative feedback

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