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How Can I Use Twitter to Improve Teaching and Learning?

How Can I Use Twitter to Improve Teaching and Learning?

Discover how you can use Twitter as an educational tool. Whether you’re new to the world of hashtags and tweets or you feel like you at least know your way around a Twitter handle, this program will provide you with practical techniques you can use to integrate social media into your classroom.

Make Social Media Work for You

Facebook didn’t even exist until 2004.

Facebooknow boasts over 1.23 billion monthly users worldwide, with 152 million daily active users in the U.S. and Canada alone. Roughly 52.7 million Americans are on Twitter.

While the jury is still out on the long-term impact of social media on individual lives and society as a whole, this much is clear—social media are an important part of the way we live, work, and play today.

And social media is rapidly becoming an integral part of the way we teach. It’s not just a trendy fad.

Faculty turning to Twitter and other social media are doing so because of what connected learning can do for their students, which includes improving scholarship, enriching faculty-student communication, and increasing the flow of information within a course.

How Can I Use Twitter to Improve Teaching and Learning?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with James M. Lang, Ph.D., director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and an English professor at Assumption College, will show you how tweets and hashtags can improve teaching and learning in your courses.

This presentation will help you:

  • Use Twitter to achieve key learning objectives
  • Improve student engagement both inside and outside of class
  • Use educational technology to expand and diversify course resources
  • Demonstrate the relevance of course content
  • Increase student-instructor and student-to-student interaction
  • Protect student privacy

If used properly, Twitter has the proven potential to enrich your teaching.

Find out what connected learning can do for you and your students – purchase this 20 Minute Mentor today!

Product Code: PM14NA | Recorded 8/18/14

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