Twitter in learning
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Since Twitter's inception, it's been looked down upon as a place for self-centered technophiles to share the mundane details of their lives. We at Lifehacker know better than that, though—here are our favorite ways to turn Twitter into a useful tool, without becoming one yourself. We've shared some of our non-breakfast related Twitter uses before, but over the past few years Twitter has evolved, grown more popular, and we've just discovered more clever and productive uses for it.
Zak Mensah on Monday 07 February 2011 Wednesday the 9th Febuary 1.30 PM - 2.30 PM will see the 4th and final in our series of live online sessions on the subject of screencasting . This session looks at the potential for screencasting to provide media enhanced feedback for learners. Why consider media enhanced feedback How screencasting can support media enhanced feedback Uses and delivery considerations Discussion We are also excited that we have two guest speakers joining us:
Today, I don't spend much learning time following people or particular lists on Twitter, but I do spend time following, reflecting and interacting with relevant learning hashtag conversations (streams) taking place around the world. If you are confused about what Twitter hashtags are , you have come to the right place to understand the power and possibilities that these learning conversations can do to amplify your learning! For example, #edchat is a well-known and influential hashtag used by many to discuss educational or learning related issues on Twitter.
i Rate This A new study found that students who used Twitter over the course of a semester to contribute to class discussion and complete assignments became more than twice as engaged in class as a control group. Reynol Junco , who conducted the research at Lock Haven University, has spent years exploring student use of technology. The results the current study will soon be published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning .
Now is a fertile time to be conducting research among the proliferating forms of social media, writes Tara Brabazon Doctoral students are so terrified of failure that they embrace mediocrity, predictability and banality. They jump through supervisory hoops and hope that a slither of originality will get them through. By contrast, MA dissertations encourage passion, intensity and interest. Two dissertations I supervised in the first semester of this academic year confirm this thesis.
8 February 2011 Last updated at 08:15 ET The PCC said it was increasingly being asked to make judgements about the use of social media Material that is published on Twitter should be considered public and can be published, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has ruled. The decision follows a complaint by a Department of Transport official that the use of her tweets by newspapers constituted an invasion of privacy.
Anyone with access to your Twitter application could be reading your private messages. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian "What will we do," asked Bill Thompson recently , "when the next WikiLeaks hoard is every Twitter DM [ direct message ] or Facebook chat transcript?" That's unlikely to happen, of course.
i Rate This A new study found that students who used Twitter over the course of a semester to contribute to class discussion and complete assignments became more than twice as engaged in class as a control group. Reynol Junco , who conducted the research at Lock Haven University, has spent years exploring student use of technology. The results the current study will soon be published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning . I am not a regular “tweeter,” but many of my colleagues use Twitter effectively to share ideas, websites, articles, and products they like.