I use Twitter for my classes. I found few were willing to follow me so I created
a widget that I embedded into my Blackboard course site and students can go
there to see my latest tweets. Same as you, I use it to tweet
anthropology-related articles on the web that I think my students might find
interesting. My twitter site is: http://twitter.com/ANTHRONives
From: Bob Muckle <bmuckle@...
Sent: Fri, September 10, 2010 10:56:34 AM
Subject: [SACC-L] Twitter again
Anybody else out there in SACC-land, or anyone else in their departments, using
Twitter to provide links to news stories for anthropology students?
I'm doing it (twitter.com/capilanoanthro) and Tad McIlwraith is doing it
(twitter.com/douglasanthro), but don't know of any other SACC people doing it.
I find Twitter a quite effective method to provide links to stories of interest
in the courses I am teaching in any particular term. For example, this term
(which just began this week in my part of the world), I am posting stories of
interest to students in archaeology, biological anthropology, and Indigenous
people of North America.
Hardly any of my students will actually join Twitter and officially "follow". A
recent study shows that people under 25 are reluctant to join Twitter. But they
will go to the twitter site and read the articles I link to. They don't need to
join to do that.
I find using Twitter much easier than posting links to some kind of web platform
(we use "Moodle" at Capilano).
I also maintain a twitter account in my name (twitter.com/bobmuckle), with
mostly the same content as the capilanoanthro site, (but the occasional extra
link or comment that is not relevant to a current course I am teaching).
I would like to know if anybody else is doing this for their classes, so that I
could 'follow' your site, providing yet further links to anthropology stories
for students, especially those outside of my teaching interests.
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