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Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement, by Jeff Hurt

Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement, by Jeff Hurt | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"Twitteracy: Tweeting Improves Learning And Engagement
Education Professor Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, conducted a study on Twitter as a new form of literacy (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00131725.2012.709032).

 

Her results showed that adults who tweet during a class and as part of the instruction:

are more engaged with the course content
are more engaged with the instructor
are more egaged with other students
and have higher grades than the other students.
“Tweeting can be thought of as a new form of literacy,” Greenhow said. “The students get more engaged because they feel it is connected to something real, that it’s not just learning for the sake of learning. It feels authentic to them.”


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Learning By Exploring, Organizing and Curating a Body of Information: Curatr

Robin Good: Curatr, an elearning platform built upon the idea of discovery through the curation and sense-making of existing information, has just released an updated version of its platform which you can check out here: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php 

 

Live demo: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php?view=demo 

 

Curatr allows professional trainers, experts, and teachers, as much as students to organize and curate information for the purpose of learning.

 

What I like very much is the Curatr promotional video, which says lots of true things about education and about the way we should carry it out in the future. The next-button-robot approach to information memorization needs to be replaced with a new approach: learning to understand how learners construct knowledge.

 

Curatr is about the construction of the scaffolding that allows people to learn and to find the resources that should help them best learn what they are interested into. 

 

Promising. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more:  http://www.curatr.co.uk/ 


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janlgordon's comment, February 29, 2012 11:11 AM
Another gem, thank you so much Robin!
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Leading the Learning Revolution

Educators are increasingly using new media and digital technologies to teach and engage their 21st century students.

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