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The Twitter Experiment at UT Dallas

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Detailed description with notes on the U.S. History course called "The Twitter Experiment". This is a very thorough case study of one instructor's use of twitter for a full semester. Other instructors could easily makes notes from this and implement it in their own courses.

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Enhancing Undergraduate Teaching and Feedback using Social Media – an Engineering Case Study: Engineering Education: Volume 8, Issue 2 (Higher Education Academy)

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Social media was used in a 550 + engineering course to connect students to the main lecturer rather than assistants. It also allowed used a way to send out specific examples of the engineering disciplines. This methodology of sending out specific tweets based on smaller interest areas in a large class could be used in many transfer courses that have enrollments from multiple majors.

 

Link to pdf http://journals.heacademy.ac.uk/doi/pdf/10.11120/ened.2013.00015

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“Lurk, Listen and Learn”: A Social Media for Teaching & Learning Case Study | Pearson Learning Solutions

“Lurk, Listen and Learn”: A Social Media for Teaching & Learning Case Study | Pearson Learning Solutions | Social Media in College Classes | Scoop.it
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This is an example of an instructor who not only uses social media to teach but also as the content. Many of our community college courses could consider this. I think this could be especially helpful in the career technical courses where student could start to develop their professional profile as well learn social media that the professional community utilizes.

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Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice

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Overview of the fluent use of twitter as a literacy as well as examples from undergraduate marketing and media courses and graduate supply chain management classes.  Relevant uses are given in the Tweeting for Formal or Informal Learning.

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Oakland University - E-Learning and Instructional Support (ELIS) - Book - Teaching with Technology

Oakland University - E-Learning and Instructional Support (ELIS) - Book - Teaching with Technology | Social Media in College Classes | Scoop.it
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This book is series of case studies of the use of social media in courses. The case studies included twitter, Facebook, YouTube, flickr and Second Life. It is good reference and has examples for instructors who would like to consider more than twitter and Facebook.

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Social Media for Teaching and Learning

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This is a large report that includes faculty voices section on social media. The survey will assist in helping instructors talk to their administrators about the use of social media.

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StudentEngagementArticle.pdf

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Twitter was used in pre-health professional seminar course. Based on content analysis of twitter both students and instructors were highly engaged. What should be noted is that this was a group of students all with the same career field interest who also are likely to be taking the same grouping of courses.  This could be considered a ready made community of practice. I find it relevant to how I would be using social media because allied health and pre-nursing students have always been highly engaged in discussions in our LMS. This may provide a student population a broader outlet than just the instructor.

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“Think, share and take risks!” A Social Media for Teaching & Learning Case Study | Pearson Learning Solutions

“Think, share and take risks!” A Social Media for Teaching & Learning Case Study | Pearson Learning Solutions | Social Media in College Classes | Scoop.it
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Instructor uses twitter as a method of outreach to her students prior to their beginning class. Her use of social media continues on through the course having her student examine the role of social for professional versus recreational usage. This application could be used in many college courses as a way for students to communicate and reflect on their digital footprint.

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social media benefit college students engaging them course

social media benefit college students engaging them course | Social Media in College Classes | Scoop.it
College professor trials Twitter in classroom, sees increased student engagement and improved grades. Social media benefits students, improve learning outcomes.
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This is a blog post example of how an instructor piloted twitter in her college course. An instructor new to twitter would find this blog accessible as it explains the process in a conversational tone. This would be a link I would give to an instructor who is thinking about trying but is unsure about how difficult it would be.

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The Integration of Social Media into Courses: A Literature Review and Case Study from Experiences at Tufts University School of Medicine

The Integration of Social Media into Courses: A Literature Review and Case Study from Experiences at Tufts University School of Medicine | Social Media in College Classes | Scoop.it
What are the benefits and drawbacks of integrating social media into higher education and, specifically, graduate medical and health education? In order to explore the answer to this question we conducted a literature search and introduced social
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This is a case study of graduate students using twitter in and outside the course. This case study is useful because it does detail negative aspects of using twitter in classroom as well as the positive ones. I would use it to show survey results to instructors so they know both the affordances and constraints.

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Home - Social Media and Virtual Communities

Home - Social Media and Virtual Communities | Social Media in College Classes | Scoop.it
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This is a semester long course that has been archived on how to use social media and also that used social media with its students. It is a example where instructors can see over a semester long period what social media was used and how it was used. I would utilize this to extrapolate how to bring social media into courses in other disciplines.

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