Using Twitter in Higher Education

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Prestridge, S
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H. Carter, M. Gosper and J. Hedberg

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2013
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The use of the social networking tool Twitter was incorporated into a first year education studies course to support the Universities development of First Year students' academic culture, connectedness and resourcefulness. A hashtag was created using the course code where students were encouraged to paraphrase, question and provoke thinking during face to face and individual study time. Student tweets were analysed qualitatively using three types of interaction; learner- learner-instructor; leaner-content & learner-interface. The tweets offer insight into both the social and cognitive engagement of student during their first year of university study.

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30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013

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© 2013 ASCILITE. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.

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Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)

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