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I attended the HEA Annual Conference from 3rd – 4th July 2012, presenting a poster on MP3 audio feedback to students . I enjoyed a number of sessions and also participated via Twitter using the conference hashtag #HEAConf12. Using Martin Hawksey’s excellent twitter archive tool I include here a link to all of the tweets posted using the conference hashtag. Click the image above to go there, or this link ! The tool also provides some nice summary data such as the top tweeters.
We often here how today’s students love technology . So do I. I also like to play a bit and try and see how we can best use it to enhance our higher education teaching. This past semester I’ve been teaching Australian Social History (HSTY2614), a survey course which spans from 1918 through to today. As lead tutor for the course, I tried to engage the students through a range of online initiatives.
Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, September 28th 2010 Recently, I gave a Keynote for educators new to developing a learning network through Twitter. Please share the following resources with those new to Twitter in order to encourage them to join our passionate educator community.
This week I attended a conference about professional development in Scotland. The participants were Community Learning and Development workers (CLD). I was there to show how the various ways in which a SMARTboard could be used for teaching, training and groupwork. There was also a focus on the use of ‘social media’ as a professional development tool and a way of engaging with individuals. What struck me most forcefully is the way in which ‘social media’ (mostly defined as Facebook and Twitter), polarised the audience, with strong emotions on both sides.
Image via CrunchBase Twitter still comes in for high-blown denunciations from Great Persons who have never used it. But I ventured to suggest the other day (in a tweet, of course) that it is now an open question whether anyone can be a paid-up member of the commentariat in 2011 without a Twitter handle. Because while it is presently used for a score of different purposes (from chat-chat among friends to crass marketing efforts to smart customer service to newsgathering that beats any other source) at its core it offers two interlocking experiences which deliver value so great it is hard to measure. First is, as it were, research. Let’s be personal here.
This week I am going to do a series of posts on Twitter. I get asked a lot of questions about it so I though, why not write about it and put all the details in one place. You can read Part 2 here and Part 3 here.
I have blogged in the past about using new media platforms as a learning & teaching resource.
Image by Colin Marshall The guest professor in my large class of 200 journalism students at Michigan State University was just hitting his stride when suddenly every single student plunged to the ground as though looking for a dropped pencil . Stunned, the speaker continued his talk. About 15 minutes later the students leapt to their feet and applauded furiously! Shattered, he began to realize that something he was saying, some word, was igniting this explosive response from the students.
Stage 1 Sign up to twitter following persuasion/pestering by colleagues.
Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | Higher Education Network | Guardian ProfessionalHow better for students to understand Dracula than to be him on Twitter? Photograph: Everett Collection / Rex Features I am senior lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton and have been an advocate for the past few years of teaching using blended learning - integrating online learning activities alongside face-to-face teaching. Two of my courses on Victorian literature feature a number of assessed online discussion forum activities.
After a wry commentary on the ‘ 10 Stages of Twitter ‘ many educators have commented on the barriers that exist to twitter use.
UPDATE: Twitter no longer supports RSS . For many purposes, a Twitter Widget might be a better solution. How to create a feed manually: Just put your username where the blank appears: http://twitter.com/favorites/_______.rss http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/_______.rss
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:24 pm, Posted by Jeff Dunn | Social Media Topics: #edchat , guide , hashtags , How To , preview , tweets , twitter The following is an excerpt from tomorrow’s mega-post ‘ The 2012 A-Z Guide To Educational Hashtags ‘ so be sure to check back soon for the way-way-way-too-long article and directory to educational hashtags. Like, hundreds of tags. It’s crazy.
Finding The Right People on Twitter I read a very clever idea in a blog post by Corbett Barr of Free Pursuits – You can follow him on Twitter @freepursuits. If you are a marketer, business owner, or just an avid Twitterer looking for the perfect Tweeps, you will want to have this trick in your arsenal. The reason I was impressed by this technique is because it constantly scrubs the Twitter stream looking for conversations I’m interested in, which increases the likelihood that those Tweeps are people I want to find and follow. Also, as a professional it is a handy tool. I’m interested in finding other corporate communications, public relations, and social media professionals to network with.