Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Twitter For Jisc 1 March 2010

1,219 views

Published on

Stephen Fry: “It’s called Twitter. Not Serious Debate or Marketing Tool” … So does it have a place in Higher Education?

Time is short, money is short. There’s a lot of change going on in the world, methods of communication are changing… which do we invest time or money in?

What is Twitter? How do you use it?
What are the ‘conventions’ of Twitter?
What are some of the Twitter tools, third party apps, and how can Twitter lists help?
How can Twitter help with your academic profile?
How might Twitter help in the classroom?

Published in: Education, Technology, Design
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Twitter For Jisc 1 March 2010

  1. 1. TWITTER IN HIGHER EDUCATION Bex.Lewis@winchester.ac.u 1st March 2010 Dr Bex Lewis
  2. 2. Time is Short. Money is Short.  Invest in Twitter?  What is Twitter?  How do you use it?  What are the conventions of Twitter?
  3. 3. http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/ http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/
  4. 4. What can you do WITH Twitter?  What are some of the Twitter tools/3rd Party applications?  How can Twitter lists help?  How can Twitter help with your academic profile?  How might Twitter help in the classroom?
  5. 5. The 21st Century Learner
  6. 6. A Digital Native: Jake’s Story  “Jake … goes to that news only via the links from Digg, friends’ blogs, and Twitter. He travels all around the internet that is edited by his peers because he trusts them and knows they share his
  7. 7. http://www.clex.org.uk/  Government Report by Sir David Melville, published March 2009  The impact of new technologies on student experiences and expectations  Their use of social networking  Their adoption of new technologies  Developments at schools, colleges, campuses
  8. 8. http://bit.ly/buZ0mM, September 2009
  9. 9. What is Twitter?
  10. 10. What is Twitter? 140 Characters known as “Tweets”  Displayed on author’s profile page  Read by subscribers (known as “Followers”) Privacy Options (not
  11. 11. http://twitter.com/stephenfr
  12. 12. Different fromFacebook? More interest/thematic based Not time/geographically dependent Not as “personal” ‘I had toast’ does not cut it
  13. 13. http://twitter.com/drbex
  14. 14. What are the conventions of Twitter?
  15. 15. http://bit.ly/catuMv
  16. 16. What is Twitterabout?  Twitter is about relationship building, you can’t just “broadcast” announcements out, you need to engage with your followers.
  17. 17. Retweets: A Markof Approval
  18. 18. #Hashtags: Following Conversations Well-known: #followfriday  We want REASONS Invent a Hashtag  Keep it short  Worth checking it’s not in use  For an event, agree beforehand.
  19. 19. #: Follow a Story  http://hashtags.org/tsunami
  20. 20. Direct Messages
  21. 21. Twitter Tools/Third Party Apps
  22. 22. http://echofon.com/twitter/iphone/
  23. 23. http://www.twitpic.com/
  24. 24. URL Shortening Services http://tinyurl.com/ http://bit.ly/
  25. 25. http://www.twitterfall.com/
  26. 26. http://friendorfollow.com/
  27. 27. http://apps.facebook.com/selectivetwitte #fb
  28. 28. http://topsy.com/
  29. 29. http://www.twitbacks.com/
  30. 30. http://hootsuite.com/dashboard#
  31. 31. How Can Twitter Lists Help?
  32. 32. TwitterLists: Being Followed
  33. 33. TwitterLists: Following http://listorious.com/
  34. 34. How can Twitter Help with your Academic Profile
  35. 35. Bex’s TwitterAccounts  http://www.twitter.com/drbexl  (general tweets)  http://www.twitter.com/digitalfprint (digital education/social media tweets)  http://www.twitter.com/ww2poster  (history/ poster tweets)  http://www.twitter.com/sfdo  (adrenalin sports tweets)
  36. 36. http://ww2poster.co.uk
  37. 37. @doclorraine, @lisaharris  Networking/Community of Interests  Follow calls for funds (@JISC)  Follow sources such as @timeshighered  Put out calls for conference papers  Crowdsource: Questions to gauge opinion  Quickly identify & share news & resources  “Attend” conferences virtuallyhttp://bit.ly/bO0L5H
  38. 38. Key Online Contacts  @haroldfricker  @timbuckteeth  @jamesclay  @hopkinsdavid  @c4lpt  @nwjerseyliz  @documentally
  39. 39. Technology is just a tool?
  40. 40. http://www.grouptweet.com/
  41. 41. Expressing yourself in 140 characters is a great discipline Concise summaries of arguments/ texts  Journalism  Creative Writing  Reflection Backchatter/feedback
  42. 42. BackChannelling
  43. 43. Collaboration  Performance (http://bit.ly/djgtAb)  Novel:
  44. 44. Crowd-sourcing  Bring the attention of good information to your students  a powerful networkavailable ‘all the time’ (http://bit.ly/bUUdVV)
  45. 45. http://bit.ly/bwJBnc
  46. 46. Debate? Can we INSIST that students have Twitter?  Concerns about privacy? Set up a PRIVATE (locked) account. Is it a voluntary add-on, or can it be used as a form of assessment?
  47. 47. Why would you want to? “Twitteris anything but complicated”  Plenty of websites offering help on how to get started. Much to gain, lots to share  Save re-invention of the wheel  Widen the student learning

×