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Twitter in Education

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In this Moodle lesson you will learn about microblogging, how to use its most popular application Twitter and find some interesting examples of how it can help you inside the classroom. You should be able to enter as a guest to the online course.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 05, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 28, 2013
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Submitter: Angelica Rocha
Keywords: edtech, mocroblogging, education, Twitter

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Primary Audience: Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: no

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Avatar for Leigh-Anne Perryman
2 years ago

Leigh-Anne Perryman (Faculty)

This is an excellent resource for educators wishing to learn how to use Twitter to enhance teaching and learning. The resource features a logically structured, informative and pedagogically sound interactive tutorial combining text, video and ongoing quizzes to assess learning. The tutorial gives step by step instruction about how to use Twitter's main features, followed by an educator-specific section giving stimulating examples of how Twitter might be used in the classroom. The examples include a blog post with links to a wealth of additional supplementary material on the use of Twitter in educational contexts.

Technical Remarks:

The log-in screen is potentially offputting so maybe a more explicit  note could be provided prompting users to choose 'Guest' access.

Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour

Avatar for Alejandro Gonzalez
3 years ago

Alejandro Gonzalez (Staff)

What an incredible project! This is very engaging and presented content in multiple ways. The review questions were refreshing as they force the user to think about what they just watched/read, and also asks scenario questions. The lesson presented scaffolding by asking the learner about their learning every step of the way. I would very much like to use this in teaching both students and teachers about microblogging, it is a very effective and interactive platform.

Technical Remarks:

The lesson is incredibly fluid throughout the progress.

Time spent reviewing site: 35

Avatar for Reaz Shaheed
3 years ago

Reaz Shaheed (Staff)

This is a fabulous piece of work! I have always loved working with Moodle and this one just reinforces my views on using the tool as an instructional resource. The Instructional strategy I found to be prevalent throughout the presentaion was Cues, Questions and Advance organizers The multimedia tutorials used are engaging and appropriate.

Technical Remarks:

Excellent use of Moodle!

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes
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