Social Media for LearningThe aim of this blog is to help you explore the different ways you can interact online using social media and the tools to help you do this.
Introducing Social MediaSo what is social media you might ask? Social Media is an umbrella term for web based and mobile technology that allows the user to produce and share information with others using text and/or media (video, audio, images), who in turn are then able to engage in a interactive dialogue about the content.
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Category Archives: Twitter
From time to time it can be useful to keep an ongoing Twitter conversation together. This can be done by replying to a tweet. Whilst you can also interact through a tweet by mentioning individuals or by adding a comment … Continue reading
Sometimes one tweet is not enough to express the story you want to tell. You can create a connected collection of tweets known as a tweet thread. Now some of you might already be thinking if 280 characters is not … Continue reading
Resource building – tutors AND students can use a course hashtag to share links to relevant resources. These could include websites, news articles, videos, podcasts, images, SlideShare presentations as well as books and journal papers. Interactive lectures – ask students … Continue reading
Busy conversations If you are a user of Twitter you can’t have escaped noticing the use of hashtags. People use these keywords preceded by # to add emphasis to what they are saying, but also use them to filter … Continue reading
Twitter Moments enable users to curate a succinct digital story. This can be done from the web or mobile devices. Bring together Tweets, photos and videos. You can also upload your own image as a cover for your story. Choose … Continue reading
What is Tweetdeck? Tweetdeck was originally created by Iain Dodsworth (a Sheffield Hallam University alumnus) as a way to filter messages from people he wanted to hear from most, but at the same time stay connected to others he might want … Continue reading
TweetDeck is a dashboard that allows users to personalise their Twitter experience by viewing tweets in multiple columns. You can organise tweets in Lists or Collections, or add a column for a specific hashtag you wish to follow. A List is an editable group … Continue reading
Jisc named the UK higher education social media influencers in December 2015 and in March this year the Further education’s top 50 social media users to follow. Both are worth a visit. The higher education list includes Dominic Shellard, VC at De … Continue reading
The first tweet Co-founder Dorsey sent the first tweet, on March 21, 2006 which said “Just setting up my twttr”. You will note that the original name for Twitter was Twttr. (Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackdorsey/182613360/) just setting up my twttr — … Continue reading
Below is a blog post written by Prof Simon Lancaster and myself in preparation for the Higher Education Academy STEM Conference. I am sharing it here as many of the points raised are of value to anyone attending a conference. … Continue reading