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eAssessment Scotland 2010: Twitter for Assessment, Feedback and Communication

Introduction to Twitter

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eAssessment Scotland 2010: Twitter for Assessment, Feedback and Communication

  1. 1. Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 1<br />What’s happening? Twitter for Assessment, Feedback and Communication<br />Martin Hawksey or @mhawksey<br />e-Learning Advisor (Higher Education) <br />http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/<br />RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning<br />
  2. 2. Pioneers<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 2<br />
  3. 3. Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 3<br />Love hate<br />
  4. 4. Twitter for me is about …<br />Notification<br />Community<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 4<br />
  5. 5. Stats<br />Started 2006<br />105 million registered users.<br />180 million unique visitors every month.<br />75% of Twitter traffic comes from outside Twitter.com (i.e. via third party applications.)<br />Twitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day.<br />Of Twitter's active users, 37% use their phone to tweet.<br />Over half of all tweets (60%) come from third party applications.<br />http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/twitter-user-statistics-r_n_537992.html<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 5<br />
  6. 6. Objectives<br />Introduction to Twitter<br />Educational uses<br />Educational examples<br />Why/Why not's<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 6<br />
  7. 7. Interface<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 7<br />
  8. 8. Finding people<br />Find on Twitter (includes ‘Suggestions for you’ and ‘Find Friends’ by email/Linkedln) https://twitter.com/invitations/find_on_twitter<br />Look at who else is following who<br />Directories like http://wefollow.com/ and http://www.twellow.com/<br />Also find people with http://twitter.com/{username} e.g. http://twitter.com/mhawksey<br />Activity: Find the Twitter username eas10tw and follow <br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 8<br />
  9. 9. Example tweets - update<br />Find out more about EvidenceNet the HEA's free service which supports use of evidence in HE @ webinar http://bit.ly/clbAa8 via@PhysSciCentre<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 9<br />
  10. 10. Example tweets - reply<br />@alextronic haven't published one yet but we were going to go for #eport10<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 10<br />
  11. 11. Example tweets - direct<br />d briankelly Are you able to send a screenshot - looks okay here (we have our #eas10 event fri) btw have you seen lanyrd.com everyone is taking about it<br />[Important: to send a direct message the recipient must be following you]<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 11<br />
  12. 12. Example tweets - retweet<br />RT @helenrf: @mhawksey what happens if you create a tweet that is a result to the search? can you delete the saved search? < very clever!!!<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 12<br />
  13. 13. Searching Twitter<br />http://search.twitter.com<br />or<br />http://search.twitter.com/advanced<br />Words, from/to people, location and more<br />Limited to last 7 days <br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 13<br />
  14. 14. Ways to interact with twitter<br />Web (Twitter.com, Seesmic Web)<br />Desktop clients (Twhirl, TweetDeck, Seesmic Desktop)<br />Browser (Firefox/Chrome plugins)<br />3rdparty services (TwitPic - photos, twaud.io -audio, Screenr - webcasts) <br /><ul><li>Mobile (SMS updates, official Twitter apps for iPhone/Android, lots of others)</li></ul>Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 14<br />
  15. 15. Mobile<br /><ul><li>Users on Vodafone, Orange, O2 and ‘3’ can receive free status updates via SMS
  16. 16. You can choose who to receive updates from</li></ul>Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 15<br />
  17. 17. Twitter Adoption Matrix<br />  Mark Sample’s Twitter Adoption Matrixhttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/A-Framework-for-Teaching-with/26223/<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 16<br />
  18. 18. Things to think about<br />Organisation<br />Structure<br />Archiving (Twapper Keeper, The Archivist – Desktop)<br />Purpose<br />Administration<br />Evaluation<br />Sharing<br />Assessment <br />All of the above<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 17<br />
  19. 19. Automated communication <br />Instructor communication (syllabus announcements) <br />Pedagogical communication (sharing links)<br />Using http://dlvr.it/ or http://twitterfeed.com/ to turn RSS feeds into tweets<br />FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools – auto tweet on slide transition <br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 18<br />
  20. 20. Using Twitter for electronic voting (EVS)<br />Question: Have you heard of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire: ask the audience’ style voting being used in the classroom? <br />For yes tweet ‘#eas10q1 yes’<br />No tweet ‘#eas10q1 no’<br />Option to provide context if you like with message + hashtag + response e.g. ‘I already use voting in my class #eas10q1 yes’<br />Result<br />http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/twevs/tw-evs.php<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 19<br />
  21. 21. Alternatively polleverywhere.com<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 20<br />
  22. 22. Why use twitter for voting<br />If you don’t have handsets can vote via mobile<br />Possibility to get more information (context for answer)<br />Voting not just restricted to in-class<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 21<br />
  23. 23. Feedback tweet with hashtag #eas10tw<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 22<br />
  24. 24. Using Twitter to augmenting other educational resources <br />Lecture capture enhancement <br />iTitle – playing back video of live events with what was said in the back channelhttp://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/ititle/estict.html<br />uTitle – letting students make timeline based comments on video resources http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/utitle/int.php?v=wO9RDEXfnTI<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 23<br />
  25. 25. Why<br />Mobility – crossing the dived between in and out of class<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 24<br />
  26. 26. Why<br />Flexibility – not hard to add functionality and interface with Twitter service <br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 25<br />
  27. 27. Why<br />Learner communities – opportunity to share learning within cohort and further afield<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 26<br />
  28. 28. Why<br />Light intervention – brevity of 140 characters allows less but more often <br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 27<br />
  29. 29. Why<br />Lifelong – connections made in the class can support further independent learning<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 28<br />
  30. 30. Why<br />Mobility – crossing the dived between in and out of class<br />Flexibility – not hard to add functionality and interface with Twitter service <br />Learner communities – opportunity to share learning within cohort and further afield<br />Light intervention – brevity of 140 characters allows less but more often <br />Lifelong – connections made in the class can support further independent learning<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 29<br />
  31. 31. Why not<br />Distraction<br />Reliance on 3rd party services<br />Privacy <br />Educational value<br />Equality<br />[Facebook] <br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 30<br />
  32. 32. Image attribution<br />West End pioneers by IMLS DCChttp://www.flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc/4647377747/<br />marmite love by chotdahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/santos/2448422626/<br />Noticeboard by mikecoghhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/4367160881/<br />Burien Community Center by Michael @ NW Lenshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/aboyandhisbike/4615846709/<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 31<br />
  33. 33. Resources<br />Event amplification http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/on-friday-amplified-seminar-on-what-can-we-learn-from-amplified-events/<br />Social networking policy http://socialmediatoolkit.wikispaces.com/Policies+and+Guidelines<br />Practical Advice for Teaching with Twitterhttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/Practical-Advice-for-Teaching/26416/<br />Griffiths University journalism students to be marked on Tweetshttp://www.news.com.au/technology/griffiths-university-journalism-students-to-be-marked-on-tweets/story-e6frfro0-1225786329286#ixzz0yN7eCOa5<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 32<br />
  34. 34. @mhawksey<br />RSC MASHehttp://bit.ly/mashe<br />Twitter Workshop #eas10tw<br />September 9, 2010| slide 33<br />

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