This is a basic introduction to using Twitter generally and for educational purpose. The areas touched include: account setup, posting a tweet, following other twitter users, the hashtag etc.
Type of Material:
Workshop and Training Material in video format
Anyone who want to learn how to use Twitter and instructors who want to include web 2.0 technologies in a Learning Management System
Updated Browser (Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Opera etc) with Flash Player is needed
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Understanding the basics of Twitter and learning how to use web 2.0 technologies in a Learning Management System
Target Student Population:
Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic computer and internet skills. Some knowledge of social media.
The Twitter video is a very good video for anyone who is interested in learning how to use Twitter.
The second video on the case study is very good for instructors and academic professionals who are interested in utilizing web 2.0 technologies in academia.
The material provides the required information in a clear and concise way on using twitter.
The second video should not be included in the link to this resource. The target audience is different from the Twitter video. The Twitter video could be used for all audiences; the case study is geared to instructors in a learning Management system (LMS).
The material here is slightly outdated for some of the content.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The Twitter video tutorial is very detailed and the explanations easy to follow. The presenter's voice is well modulated and easy to understand. This is a very good video and a step-by-step tutorial.
The case study is detailed and gives a good overview of how to use web 2.0 tools in a LMS
The case study should not be included as a link to this tutorial. It will be confusing to the lay person. The case study should have been a stand alone presentation.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The Twitter tutorial gives a wonderful overview of how to use Twitter and where to find the information on the site.
The case study was detailed and easy to follow and understand. The topics had good transitions and great headings. This is highly recommended for anyone interested in learning how to implement web 2.0 tools in a LMS.
he material is well suited for a workshop, training, self use etc. because of the ease of learning it empowers the learner with.
The concern is in the use of the terms. A person who is not used to social media will not understand the use of some of the terms.
The case study should be a stand alone study showing the strengths of implementing web 2.0 technologies in a LMS
Other Issues and Comments:
The material is well adapted for anyone and not just limited to education users.
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