Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Microblogging - Ascilite11

Students spend less time interacting with each other in and out of class - can't control their lifestyles but can control what the LMS does - though LMS's don't push to students but Twitter does.

See for model used in study.

Inclass activities on hash tags, how to manage process.

Analyzed results using a coding scheme - issues in assigning categories
Note exercise for 3 weeks but discussion went on for an extra week - appeal of topic and/or use of Twitter as engaging??
Frequent indicators - triggering event (like a new URL), exploration (comment on current resources), group cohesion, facilitating discourse (teacher). Which is hit most depends on how the activity was set up.

Social constructivist activity as Tweets build on each other

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