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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

vendredi 3 juillet 2015

1. Metrics are now part of the writing process.

While the analytics available for twitter accounts is so-so out-of-the-box, 3rd party apps have bolstered the digital twitter ecology with platforms like twitonomy. These have powerful real-time monitoring tools that foster complex problem-solving, audience analytics, and trend transparency that can work for learners in any course, classroom, or grade level. Metrics like this have become a critical stage of the writing process.

2. There can be passive or active engagement.

The nature of a twitter stream allows it to be used as a passive or active learning tool : learners can watch, skim, and surf, or tweet, connect, and produce. This allows you, as the educator, to plan for a variety of roles for the learner by task, group, or as a matter of learning personalization.

3. It has credibility.

For now, anyway. Twitter is a pop culture social media platform that is used by millions not by compulsion, but by choice. It also lacks the bleaching of formal academia, and immerses learners in structures, patterns, and language that are familiar. And while not all learners use twitter, few would be confused by it.

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