Over 40% of faculty members reported using social media in the classroom in 2013, and this number continues to grow with advances in pedagogical and student engagement strategies. Courses that effectively use Twitter give faculty the opportunity to interact with students inside and outside of the classroom. Further, using this tool allows students to connect with both their peers and experts in their field of study.
Join us online to learn the best practices for incorporating Twitter into your course discussions and assignments. Our expert instructors will provide examples of how to engage students with Twitter, whether you teach in a large lecture hall or intimate classroom setting.
Who Should Attend
This online training content is especially pertinent for faculty members, faculty developers, instructional designers, and technologists. Strategies for utilizing Twitter to teach in multiple disciplines and delivery formats will be discussed and demonstrated.
After participating in this online training, you will learn to better engage students through the use of Twitter and Twitter-based learning activities.
- Faculty best practices in building a Twitter presence
- Tweet frequency, timing, and content
- Build your personal learning network
- Twitter tools
- Preparing your course
- Student accounts
- Informing students on privacy and safety
- Creating course lists
- Facilitating peer communication
- In-class strategies
- Out of class uses
- Increasing student-faculty engagement
- Learning activity case studies
Stephen Baldridge, Baccalaureate Program Director and Assistant Professor of Sociology, Abilene Christian University
Dr. Baldridge has researched, taught, and implemented the use of mobile learning consistently over the past few years in his courses. In his work with the first-ever mobile learning initiative on a college campus, he has established some of the current best practices for social media and mobile learning both inside and outside the classroom. His research, presentations, and publications include areas surrounding mobile learning, remote teaching, and using social media to create learning communities. His current research project examines pairing mobile devices with social media to increase student interaction.
Chris Long, Associate Dean for the College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University
Christopher P. Long is Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Education and Professor of Philosophy and Classics in the College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of a the enhanced digital book, Socratic and Platonic Politics: Practicing a Politics of Reading (Cambridge 2014), in addition to two other books, Aristotle on the Nature of Truth, (Cambridge, 2011) and The Ethics of Ontology: Rethinking an Aristotelian Legacy, (SUNY, 2004). Over the past ten years, he has been a leader in using social media technologies to cultivate communities of learning and research in philosophy and the digital humanities. To learn more about his scholarly work, teaching and administrative life, including his podcast, the Digital Dialogue, visit his blog: http://www.cplong.org.