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Presentation given at the JISC Winter Fayre on 25th February 2011 in Edinburgh.This presentation looks at some of the ways Twitter can be used to support different aspects of teaching and learning


  • 1.Festive TweetsMartin Hawksey or @mhawkseye-Learning Advisor (Higher Education)http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/Festive Tweets #jiscwf #s3RSCs Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

2. Thinks you need to know Hashtag for the session #jiscwf #s3 Tweeting links/resources as I go (bundled athttp://bit.ly/jiscwf-s3 you can follow viahttp://bit.ly/festivetweets ) Slides available from http://slidesha.re/eqTtn6Festive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 3. DialogicIn-class Backchannel Outside of Class DiscussionsIn-class Directed DiscussionUses: ad hoc class discussion, Uses: extend classUses: Open or guidedreal-time commenting,discussions, exchange questions with studentrecording divergentcomments about readings orresponses collected for laterviewpoints questions about assignments analysisBenefits: engages less vocal Benefits: community Benefits: engages allstudents, archives otherwise building, continuity betweenstudents in discussions inephemeral comments class sessionslarge lecture classesTracking ActivitiesLightly Structured Activities Metacognitive/Reflective ActivitiesUses: find and followUses: solicit courseUses: students report on selfinstructor experts in thefeedback, offer ambient learning, articulate theirfield, or key topics office hours, polldifficulties, recap the most class, language or writingvaluable lesson of the dayBenefits: exposure to thepracticelager cultural conversationBenefits: fosters criticalabout the class material Benefits: thinking flexibility, availability, scalabil ityInstitutional communicationInstructor CommunicationPedagogical Communication MonologicUses: community outreach,Uses: announcements,Uses: sharing timely linksalerts, announcementssyllabus changes, reminders and resources PassiveStudent ActivityActiveMark Samples Twitter Adoption MatrixFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 4. Pedagogical Communication: Autotweet SAP WEB 2.0 FREEPowerPoint Twitter Toolshttp://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools/ (other tools including: feedback,voting and more)Festive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 5. Instructor Communication:Dlvr.it Using http://dlvr.it/ toturn RSS feeds intotweets Alternativelyhttp://twitterfeed.com/there are othersFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 6. Instructor Communication: SMS Free SMS updates (saves4p/msg from institutionalsystems)Festive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 7. In or out of class directed discussions: Electronic voting (EVS) Question: Are you watching this presentationremotely via Livestream? For yes tweet #jiscwfq1 yes No tweet #jiscwfq1 no Option to provide context if you like with message + hashtag +response e.g. I got the train down from Inverness #jiscwfq1 yes Result http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/twevs/tw-evs.phpFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 8. In or out of class directed discussions:Electronic voting (EVS) If you dont have handsets can vote via mobile Possibility to get more information (context foranswer) Voting not just restricted to in-classFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 9. In-class Backchannel: Lecture capture enhancement iTitle playing back video of live events with whatwas said in the twitter backchannelhttp://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/ititle/estict.html More information http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/category/tt-tweets/Festive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 10. Lightly Structured Activities:inboxq.comFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 11. Why Mobility crossing the dived between in and out of classFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 12. WhyFlexibility not hard to add functionality and interface with Twitter serviceFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 13. Why Learner communities opportunity to share learning within cohort and further afieldFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 14. WhyLight intervention brevity of 140 characters allows less but more oftenFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 15. Why Lifelong connections made in the class cansupport further independent learningFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 16. Why not Distraction Reliance on 3rd party services Privacy Educational value Equality [Facebook]Festive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 17. Funding Opportunity Want to develop someof these ideas further? JISC Grant 04/08:Learning and teachinginnovation - 50k 1 year More info & insider tipshttp://bit.ly/insideLTIG Piles of Money by Thomas HawkCost, Reach and Engagement #jiscwf #n2 18. @mhawksey RSC MASHe http://bit.ly/masheFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 19. Feedback tweetsFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3 20. Using Twitter to augmenting other educational resources Lecture capture enhancement iTitle playing back video of live events with what wassaid in the back channelhttp://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/ititle/estict.html uTitle letting students make timeline based commentson video resources http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/utitle/int.php?v=wO9RDEXfnTIFestive Tweets #jiscwf #s3