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Using Twitter in the Virtual Classroom<br />Bill Knapp, Dean<br />Learning Technologies<br />Lakeland Community College<br...
What is Twitter?<br />“Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what y...
Twitter for Teaching and Learning<br />Case Study: <br />The Twitter Experiment: UT Dallas<br />http://youtu.be/6WPVWDkF7U...
Table 1. Engagement Score & GPA<br />
Learning Activities<br />Asking/posting questions<br />Identifying key points: lectures/readings<br />Gathering feedback<b...
Adoption Assessment Tool<br />http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/a-framework-for-teaching-with-twitter/26223<br />
Assessing Twitter Activities<br />Share a news article, webpage, re-tweet posts relevant to our discussion <br />Frequency...
Getting Started<br />https://twitter.com/<br />Getting acquainted – what’s here?<br />Setting up an account<br />email add...
Privacy Settings <br />Email Address<br />Phone Number<br />Location<br />Show Media <br />Protect Tweets (Private Account...
Searching and Subscribing<br />Searching Keywords<br />Creating (or following) #Hashtags<br />Following People<br />Findin...
Embedding Twitter feeds in Blackboard <br />Resources<br />Widgets<br />My Website<br />Lists (or search)<br />Settings	<b...
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Twitter for Teaching & Learning

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Presentation delivered 6/9/11 via Adobe Connect on how the use of Twitter in higher education can increase learner engagement and student success.

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Twitter for Teaching & Learning

  1. 1. Using Twitter in the Virtual Classroom<br />Bill Knapp, Dean<br />Learning Technologies<br />Lakeland Community College<br />CC-BY-NC-SA, by svartling<br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />“Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations.”<br />http://twitter.com/about<br />
  3. 3. Twitter for Teaching and Learning<br />Case Study: <br />The Twitter Experiment: UT Dallas<br />http://youtu.be/6WPVWDkF7U8<br />http://www.utdallas.edu/~mrankin/usweb/twitterconclusions.htm<br />Research:<br />Junco, R., Heiberger, G. and Loken, E. (2011), The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27: 119–132. <br />
  4. 4. Table 1. Engagement Score & GPA<br />
  5. 5. Learning Activities<br />Asking/posting questions<br />Identifying key points: lectures/readings<br />Gathering feedback<br />Following current topics in news/blogs<br />Group/class discussion<br />Following experts/personalities<br />Sharing resources<br />Muddiest point/meta-cognitive trails<br />
  6. 6. Adoption Assessment Tool<br />http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/a-framework-for-teaching-with-twitter/26223<br />
  7. 7. Assessing Twitter Activities<br />Share a news article, webpage, re-tweet posts relevant to our discussion <br />Frequency of messages (every day)<br />Total number of messages ( e.g. 10 per week)<br />Replying to others who “mentioned” you<br />Mentioning others in tweets (having to do with something they tweeted) <br />Asking pertinent questions for the class to respond to<br />Evaluate / comment on resources: articles, tweets by experts<br />Create #hashtags and/or lists for others to follow<br />
  8. 8. Getting Started<br />https://twitter.com/<br />Getting acquainted – what’s here?<br />Setting up an account<br />email address for each account<br />
  9. 9. Privacy Settings <br />Email Address<br />Phone Number<br />Location<br />Show Media <br />Protect Tweets (Private Account)<br />HTTPS - secure pages<br />Blocking followers who spam<br />
  10. 10. Searching and Subscribing<br />Searching Keywords<br />Creating (or following) #Hashtags<br />Following People<br />Finding/Creating Lists<br />Receiving Notifications<br />Direct Messaging<br />Mentioning @People<br />
  11. 11. Embedding Twitter feeds in Blackboard <br />Resources<br />Widgets<br />My Website<br />Lists (or search)<br />Settings <br />Test settings<br />Finish and grab<br />

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