Audience – tell each other reasons for texting and not texting
Do you abbreviate? Why? Why not?DBB = All Done Bye Bye, BFF = Best Friends Forever, BRB = Be Right Back, F2F = Face to Face, FWIW = For What It's Worth, KEWL = CoolL8R = Later, LOL = Laugh Out Loud, NWAL = Nerd Without a Life, OMG = Oh My God, ROFLOL = Rolling on Floor Laughing Out LoudTMI = Too Much Information, TTFN = Ta Ta For Now, VBG = Very Big Grin, WU = What's Up
Do abbreviations help or hinder?Do emoticons help or hinder?Literacy issues
Who is using texting for work? How?
Some examples we came up with
Tools for textingPhones – texting individuals and groups
Web based serviceWhat you get with the service and how it works
Esther – xlearn – text wall – can use text and website
Poll everywhere – can use text, website or TwitterFree up to 40 people
Connect Txt (formerly text tools) – very feature rich.Incoming / outgoing. Keywords. Surveys, polls, auto responders. Scheduled messaging, rss updates via sms,Qr codes, coming – geo-mapping.Web based, email like clients. Also many other services – available such as connect txt, txt anywhere. Not as feature richMore functionality – more you will pay for a license
DEMO - QR code for SWANIThis sets up a text message in the format that you would usually use to send an inbound text to the serviceInserts the number and the ‘code’ which routes it to the right person/ area/ dept/ etc.
Any questions about the SWANI project?
Discussion – what will you take away from this session?
EngagementRetentionOrganising meetings and appointmentsFundraisingMarketing and publicityDiscrete supportPolls / evaluation
12 month project SMS at JISC their own Funded cost Own SWaNIdevice Nations Project Background Using SMS FE to support focussed learners Retention GCSE issue
Se ng reading tasks Maths Ques ons Mid-week Tutor Between classes UseEncouraging prep for discussion Class reminders
Examples:• An electricity bill costs £120 inc VAT at 5% - What was the bill before VAT was added? Reply starting with the code xxxx• Dont forget your rough notes on About A Boy on 1 side A4 please. I have to send them off with your essays. See you later, Derek• You will have to give your talk on Thurs. Read Alan Sugar script and look at what he says and how he says it. What mood is he in? Derek
Respond to Discreet ques ons support Learner Use General Apologies Queries
Qualitative Findings from Focus GroupsInside / Outside Code issues Bridged Classes Did not feel Loved getting Encouraged to excluded tasks return to class Positive No beneﬁt to reaction from me...but... tutors
I could use texting forA Organising meetings and appointmentsB Letting people know about eventsC Sharing information with colleaguesD Providing a hotline to supportE Polling and evaluationF OtherG None
email@example.com motivateCGmatt.smith1977http://Ilt.coleggwent.ac.uk/swaniTxt SWANI to: 07624 80 35 23