Pedagogy and Professional Development

Using Twitter to Reinforce Teaching Concepts

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  • Ann Beth Presley (Auburn University)

Abstract

With 86% of Millennials using social media, it is a method by which to reach out to students. By implementing the use of Twitter in a core course, test grades significantly improved. A hashtag using the course number and department acronym was created. Information, in question form, was tweeted related to general class concepts such as the fundamental beliefs and theories related sustainability and social class. The goal was for the student to be better prepared to be able to either give an example(s) or recognize the application of the concept in a question or be able to take the concept and be able to apply it in an essay format while being able to discuss application. A statistical difference was seen between classes where a traditional review sheet was posted on Canvas versus the instructor tweets conceptual questions and hints where the students must search and synthesize probable answers.

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Presley, A., (2017) “Using Twitter to Reinforce Teaching Concepts”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 74(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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