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Revisiting Twitter as an Educational Tool

Twitter, the popular microblogging site that allows users to post 140-character “tweets,” both intrigues and irritates faculty, according to a Faculty Focus survey. Some embrace it as a clever way to teach concision and get students writing, thinking, and connecting with the course material and one another. Others consider it distracting and antithetical to sophisticated […]

Using Twitter in Your Course

James Watkins is majoring in Public Relations at the University of Oregon and serves as the TEP Social Media Intern. Although many instructors make a conscious effort to improve classroom discussions and engage as many students as possible to participate, a variety of factors can limit their success. The material may be too complex to engage […]

Brevity is the Soul of Twitt(er)

We’re trying something new with our Twitter feed. When we first started Tweeting, there was some reluctance. How could we give valuable  teaching advice in so few characters. We’ve never been the kind of folks to provide pithy, top-ten,  one-size-fits-all advice, and we figured that no one needs to know what we had for breakfast, […]