Using Twitter for enhanced teaching and learning

Published: 26 November 2019 at 09:57

Twitter and other social media can be a powerful way to enhance teaching and learning; particularly for making professional contacts, promoting work, sharing ideas, and getting students more involved with course content – and each other.

It’s an online space for collaborative learning that can invigorate discussion, increase information flow, and make it relevant to the world outside of Higher Education.

These are just some of the reasons for taking our short online course, Ten Days of Twitter, to get started or, if you are already using it, learn a few extra tricks. 

For ten minutes each day, you’ll cover the basics and gain more advanced tips and strategies for using Twitter professionally in an academic context. Through simple daily tasks, everyone will be encouraged to interact with each other on Twitter so that they can quickly build up a valuable network of other tweeters at ARU and beyond.

“On each of the ten days, I’ll publish a short post on the #ARU10DoT blog to get colleagues up and running with the basics and then advance on to how to use it more strategically for sharing quality information, resources and guidance with peers and students, and boost CPD,” says Mark Warnes, Anglia Learning & Teaching, who will lead the course. 

Participants who complete the course will receive an #ARU10DoT digital badge to evidence that they developed their digital skills on Twitter. Past participants say that taking to Twitter has opened up their professional networks and sources of information, as well as interaction with their students for more engaging learning in and outside of the classroom. 

Register to participate in Ten Days of Twitter, running online from Monday 3 December to Friday 13 December 2019. Follow @AngliaLTA and @ARU10DoT