Last week we ran a workshop for academics on behalf of the Learning & Teaching Forum.
It was all about using Twitter in teaching; there's a huge amount written about using it for research, for communications, for myriad aspects of HE. But teaching is a much trickier issue, for all sorts of reasons.
The slides below give an introduction to what Twitter is, how it works, and why you might want to use it. It then goes onto to explore specific uses for Twitter in an academic teaching context, and showcases various examples from York and elsewhere. Particular thanks go to Sara Perry for allowing me to use her as a case study!
The handout we used is also linked to, from the slides, at the appropriate place. This includes a guide to embedding a Twitter widget in a module on BlackBoard.
Clearly this is a popular subject as the slides have already been viewed several thousand times on Slideshare! Any questions, leave them in the comments.