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Last Updated: June 30th, 2017

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Overview

Twitter is a free social software and microblogging service that allows users to post, or “tweet,” 140 characters of text (plus a photo, and searchable tags, if desired) in the style of a blog or RSS feed from their computer or mobile device.

Users may follow, favorite, share, or reply to tweets of friends or public figures, and may also communicate via direct messaging (a private tweet between two users).

Application to All Courses

Twitter can be used with any enrollment or class setting as long as students have internet access and an email account. Instructors can use Twitter as a simple discussion forum, constraining all followers to concise questions and responses.

Benefits

  • All tweets are visible in a single feed.
  • Easy to access via mobile device.
  • Participation builds community.
  • Students may set their notification preferences and choose to be notified when new posts and responses are tweeted.
  • Students from multiple sections can follow the Instructor’s twitter account, so it’s unnecessary to answer questions multiple times.

Applications

  • Can serve as a discussion forum during live events, allowing students to comment or ask questions.
  • Provide instant feedback to student questions from your mobile device without logging in to an LMS.
  • Require students to follow certain public figures or new outlets as part of their coursework.
  • Share links to articles and websites with followers on the fly.
  • Tweet topics for students to think about before next class discussion or assignment.
  • Use Twitter filter tools to form learning teams and small groups for discussions and project based activities.

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Additional Resources

Articles – Journal and Academic

Articles – Blogs, Websites, Wikis

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Accessibility Statement

Keep accessibility in mind as you develop course content and build assignments and assessments. Many online tools are not fully accessible, so it’s important to think about how you will make the assignment accessible if requested. The Disability Resource Center and the UF Accessibility page will guide you in making appropriate accommodations. You can also find out more about accessibility at our toolbox page on Accessibility in the Online Classroom.

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