Tweeting for class: Using social media to enable student co-construction of lectures

Daniela Retelny*, Jeremy Birnholtz, Jeffrey Hancock

*Corresponding author for this work

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8 Scopus citations

Abstract

Motivating students to be active in learning is a perennial problem in education. We describe our experience using Twitter for student "co-construction" of lecture materials. Students were required to tweet prior to each lecture related to that day's topic. These tweets - consisting of questions, examples and reflections - were incorporated into the lecture slides. Students reported that they found lectures including their tweets in class to be engaging, interactive and relevant, and nearly 90% of them recommended we use our co-construction approach again. Future iterations of this model could streamline the process by using automated processing and aggregation of tweets and/or having students in the class responsible for this.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion
Pages203-206
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW'12 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Feb 11 2012Feb 15 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

OtherACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW'12
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/11/122/15/12

Keywords

  • co-construction
  • education
  • engagement
  • twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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