Chickering & Gamson’s (1999) Good Practice in Undergraduate
1. Encourages student-faculty contact
2. Encourages cooperation among students
3. Encourages active learning
4. Gives prompt feedback
5. Emphasizes time on task
6. Communicates high expectations
7. Respects diverse talents and ways of learning
Lots of positivity around use of Twitter in edu.
“Twitter helped students feel more comfortable
asking questions they may not be comfortable
with asking in class”.
Tweet directed at a
RT Shares someone
else’s tweet with all
of your followers
MT – Modified Tweet
Shares someone else’s tweet with changes to all of
The # symbol is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet,
which are then used to categorise / search tweets.
Tips for starting on Twitter
Decide how you want to use Twitter
Personally? Professionally? Combination?
You’ll be more informed about what’s happening.
People frequently follow you back.
Remember, Twitter is only one way
to develop an online identity