Category Archives: Twitter

The four dimensional conference: using social media at conferences

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

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Who are you and why should I follow you back on Twitter?

Who are you? Choosing who to follow  My positive engagement with Twitter has a direct correlation with those I am following. I have always said Twitter is only as good as the people you choose to follow. Muireann O’Keeffe reminded … Continue reading

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From stars to hearts: Twitter’s latest update

Twitter uses have been able to save or bookmark tweets as favourites for a long time. As with many digital applications there are always ways to appropriate functions designed to do one thing for another purpose. The star symbol was the icon to … Continue reading

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Ways to get ‘snapshot feedback’ from Students or Peers using the new Twitter poll

Last week Twitter announced that they were rolling out a new poll option that you can use within a Tweet. Users will be able to create their own two-choice poll right directly from the Tweet compose box and it will remain … Continue reading

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What makes a good Tweet engaging?

  Tweeting and brevity go hand in hand. With just 140 characters it is important that our tweeted messages are succinct, make sense, and are engaging. There are a number of pointers that can help to increase engagement.

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Why is it useful for educators to participate in a Tweet Chat?

  Social CPD Social Media at its best is interactive and sparks dialogue, discussion, debate, questions and the opportunity for social learning with others. Of course it can also be useful to both broadcast useful information and be the conduit … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on growing and engaging your Twitter follower base

Who are you Tweeting to? This is an important question to consider. It may be that you have just started Tweeting and deciding who you think might be interesting to follow. As you become more confident it is likely that … Continue reading

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How can you use Twitter to shape your learning?

  The useful infographic below was created by TeachThought and the University of Southern California (with permission to re-use). Thanks Anne Hole for tweeting this. The infographic looks at two important ways to use Twitter: a) in the classroom and b) … Continue reading

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Using Periscope (a live streamimg app) in Higher Education

What is it? Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. … Continue reading

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Understanding the concept of thick and thin Tweets (inspired by @BonnieZink)

  The slide deck above was created by Bonnie Zink a fellow social media enthusiast and Hootsuite Ambassador. I first connected with Bonnie about 3 years ago when participating in the weekly #HSUchat (a tweetchat exploring the use of social media … Continue reading

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