Continuing<br />enzaantenosconforti, ph.d.<br />montclair state university<br />antenosconfe@mail.montclair.edu<br />ivenu...
twitterin higher edfaculty focus special report 09/09<br />
twitterin the world<br />
twitterin the world<br />
twitterin higher edfaculty focus special report 09/09<br />
Wait! What exactly is twitter?<br />Micro-Blogging, Social Networking Service, a form of social media<br />Users send upda...
http://twitter.com/ivenus<br />measure of influence?<br />timeline management<br />
the timeline<br />140 characters<br />retweet<br />Link to picture<br />Picture icon<br />hashtag<br />Picture icon<br />r...
@mentions, a.k.a. replies<br />
twitter as a tool<br />PEDAGOGY FIRST.<br />TECHNOLOGY SECOND.<br />
the tool<br />Massive User-to-User<br />Communication<br />Generate Income<br />Allow short multi-use messages within a fl...
original scholarship<br />MSc in Politics and Communication (2007)<br />Foreign language research (2009)<br />Student part...
twitter master’s thesis<br />To acquire a better understanding of why people use Twitter to disseminate messages, several ...
twitter and foreign languages<br />What are students’ Twitter habits? With what frequency do students tweet, what factors ...
the twitter experiment<br />Monica Rankin (University of Texas at Dallas) integrated Twitter into her history course, crea...
supporting engagement in the college classroom<br />Reynol Junco et al. asked these research questions:<br />What effect d...
supporting engagement in the college classroom<br />Kirsten Johnson (Elizabethtown College) replicated a previous study on...
Continuing<br />questions? comments? feedback?<br />twitter: ivenus<br />mail: antenosconfe@mail.montclair.edu<br />web: c...
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Twitter is multi-faceted social networking took that lends itself to synchronous and asynchronous communication. Twitter can transform social networking into educational networking. In the hands of a skilled teacher, Twitter can be a sound pedagogical tool in any discipline, and it can develop 21st literacy skills. Students can share knowledge, follow experts, converse via questions and discussion, and belong to a community that is not restricted by classroom walls. The conclusions reached in a recent study conducted by Junco, Heibergert and Loken (2010) suggest that using Twitter in educationally relevant ways can increase student engagement and improve grades because of faculty and student engagement in the learning process through communication and connections on Twitter.

Slides 12 & 13 belong to the presentation of Sarah Smith-Robbins, http://eld.montclair.edu/2011/01/19/pedagogy-first-technology-second-how-to-choose-the-right-tool-for-the-job/

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  1. 1. Continuing<br />enzaantenosconforti, ph.d.<br />montclair state university<br />antenosconfe@mail.montclair.edu<br />ivenus personal <br />@belSummer Institute<br />Connected Community Learning: The Next Decade<br />August 2011<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. twitterin higher edfaculty focus special report 09/09<br />
  4. 4. twitterin the world<br />
  5. 5. twitterin the world<br />
  6. 6. twitterin higher edfaculty focus special report 09/09<br />
  7. 7. Wait! What exactly is twitter?<br />Micro-Blogging, Social Networking Service, a form of social media<br />Users send updates/tweets via SMS, IM, mobile devices or Web<br />Light-weight blogging, short posts (140 characters or less)<br />
  8. 8. http://twitter.com/ivenus<br />measure of influence?<br />timeline management<br />
  9. 9. the timeline<br />140 characters<br />retweet<br />Link to picture<br />Picture icon<br />hashtag<br />Picture icon<br />retweet<br />Link to picture<br />hashtag<br />
  10. 10. @mentions, a.k.a. replies<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. twitter as a tool<br />PEDAGOGY FIRST.<br />TECHNOLOGY SECOND.<br />
  13. 13. the tool<br />Massive User-to-User<br />Communication<br />Generate Income<br />Allow short multi-use messages within a flexible network<br />Follow<br />@<br />DM<br />140 Characters<br />Web, App, SMS<br />
  14. 14. original scholarship<br />MSc in Politics and Communication (2007)<br />Foreign language research (2009)<br />Student participation during class time (2009)<br />College student engagement & grades (2011)<br />Students’ perceptions of teacher credibility (2011)<br />
  15. 15. twitter master’s thesis<br />To acquire a better understanding of why people use Twitter to disseminate messages, several users participated in a questionnaire to provide insight into the platform. <br />Based on the content analysis’ results, it is possible to conclude that the majority of Twitter users observed are appropriating the platform beyond “What are you doing?”.<br />
  16. 16. twitter and foreign languages<br />What are students’ Twitter habits? With what frequency do students tweet, what factors affect that frequency, and what topics do they initiate? <br />How do students evaluate Twitter as a pedagogical tool for learning the Italian language and learning about Italian culture? <br />
  17. 17. the twitter experiment<br />Monica Rankin (University of Texas at Dallas) integrated Twitter into her history course, creating her own set of best practices.<br />Her objective: to pull more of her 90 students in the introductory course into class discussions during a 50 minute period.<br />Student comments:<br />“Getting outside of comfort zones”<br />“Students incorporated in class”<br />“To put more history and knowledge out there through intelligent discussion is really cool”<br />
  18. 18. supporting engagement in the college classroom<br />Reynol Junco et al. asked these research questions:<br />What effect does encouraging the use of Twitter for educationally relevant purposes have on student engagement?<br />What effect does encouraging the use of Twitter for educationally relevant purposes have on semester grades?<br />Findings included:<br />Improved contact between faculty & students<br />Encouraged cooperation between students<br />Promoted active learning<br />Faculty provided prompt feedback<br />Maximize time on task & build stronger learning community<br />
  19. 19. supporting engagement in the college classroom<br />Kirsten Johnson (Elizabethtown College) replicated a previous study on Facebook. Is a college teacher’s perceived credibility is enhanced by: <br />Social tweets<br />Scholarly tweets<br />Social and scholarly tweets<br />Conclusion: <br />Sharing personal information with students, by posting updates on the social networking site Twitter, can increase the perceived credibility of the instructor. <br />
  20. 20. Continuing<br />questions? comments? feedback?<br />twitter: ivenus<br />mail: antenosconfe@mail.montclair.edu<br />web: chss.montclair.edu/~antenose<br />August 2011<br />

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