The emphasis of the session was to focus on technologies that you might use in face to face teaching within the context of enhancing feedback. The aims were a heads on available technologies, map these to uses at the University and give a little hands-on experience. The technologies included Audience Response Systems, SMS, Word Clouds and Twitter.
The session plan (as a mind genius mindmap) is available from http://www.bath.ac.uk/lmf/download/28778
You may ask, as the facilitator, what did I take from this session?
Well, I thought is was a success. I was particularly pleased with the emergence of use of Twitter. The academic needs students to keep upto date with current news items / affairs. In the past this has involved putting the links in their Moodle course. However, this was a significant workload for the staff member. So, it was thought that she could create a twitter account (named using the unit code), then she would regularly updating with tinyurl’s. In terms of equity for those who don’t want to create a Twitter account, and follow her, she will RSS the info into her Moodle course. What what does she need to start this? Create the twitter account, promote it with her students (including a heads up on how to follow someone in Twitter), set up the RSS into Moodle, and then start using it. A case study is on its way
Does anyone have any other thoughts on using Twitter in face to face teaching?