Academic Tweeting

Most of you have heard of and/or use the microblogging tool, Twitter. Some of you might even be using it with your students to enhance your courses. If you are considering ways to use this popular free resource for your courses, check out academHacK’s list of ways to use Twitter in academia.

Twitter is a microblogging tool, meaning your posts will be brief (140 characters or less). Your posts are known as “tweets” and these tweets are broadcasted to anyone (by computer or cellphone) subscribing to your twitter account.  Likewise, you will receive messages from accounts to which you have subscribed.

Some of the educational uses listed by AcademHack include building classroom community, providing instant feedback, and maximizing a teachable moment. For specifics on these uses and to explore others, refer to academHacK’s list of ways to use Twitter in academia.