Tweeting in Higher Ed

HSI-STEM Grant Presents:

Tweeting in Higher Education, Part 2                                                                                     Pima Community College West Campus                                                                        February 7, 2014  

Participants will

  • TWEET!

Targeted Vocabulary

  • tweet
  • retweet
  • hashtags
  • trending
  • replying
  • direct message
  • mention
  • tweetchats
  • vines

TweetChats in Higher Ed

Teaching Twitter to Higher Education Colleagues 

Educational Uses for Twitter

HSI-STEM Grant Presents:

Tweeting in Higher Education                                                                                     Pima Community College West Campus                                                                        Dec. 6, 2013  

Participants will

  • explore the value of tweeting in higher education
  • set up professional twitter accounts
  • become versed in twitter vernacular
  • consider instructional integration of Twitter within course content
  • tweet

Targeted Vocabulary

  • tweet
  • retweet
  • follower
  • following
  • trending
  • hashtag
  • backchannel

Tweeting in Higher Education, University of Arizona

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Twitter was added to 3 different courses with a specific emphasis student’s development of a professional network specific to their personal interests within course content. Whereas the structure of the assignments varied, the objectives were the same. Through the pursuit of interest areas within the course framework and the acquisition of skills related to tweeting, students created professional networks that would allow them access to real-time news, events, and research. Students would also experience the power they have to share pertinent information and the responsibility, on a professional level, that goes along with this type of social networking. Outcome data is still being collected, but there is no question that it has been successful, per student feedback.

This framework was presented at the University of Arizona in May of 2012 during a showcase presented by the Office of Instruction and Assessment.

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