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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7 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
CountryUnited 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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