Recruitment | Social networks
Teaching and Learning | Presenting information | Research
Class research of a topic or interest could include Twitter as well as traditional internet and other media searches. A comparison of the results could be revealing and encourage discrimination between facts and opinions perhaps.
Follow an event live
If a particularly important event was taking place at the time then Twitter might usefully provide a stream of comments from those close to what is happening, providing a quite different viewpoint to an aggregated news report later.
Join or follow a discussion
By allocating a #hashtag to an event or discussion group, those participating can contribute through Tweets (and a stream of these comments might be displayed on a screen at the event to encourage debate or obtain feedback).
Twitter ‘feeds’ (e.g. the stream of Tweets from an individual user) can be embedded in a blog or website so that a tutor could, for instance, regularly update a set of on-
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