Using Twitter for Teaching, Learning and Professional Development in Higher Education

Have you wondered what Twitter is and what if any practical applications there are for teaching and learning? Perhaps you are among the 30% of faculty who now use Twitter in some capacity and you would like to learn some tips and tricks for better utilizing Twitter in education context. This FREE online session sponsored by the Northwest eLearning Community explored best practices for using Twitter in teaching, learning and professional development.  

Session details:
Date / Time:
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 2PM Pacific (4PM Central)

The session was recorded and archive formats are posted here.

Handout / Slides:
PDF versions of slides shared during the session are available here.

David Wicks, Seattle Pacific University (
Skip Via, University of Alaska Fairbanks (
Jason Rhode, Northern Illinois University (

  1. Opening poll question, introductions
  2. Why Tweet? A Personal Journey through the Twitterverse (Skip Via)
  3. Twitter Basics (Jason Rhode)
  4. Professional Development with Twitter (David Wicks)
  5. Teaching with Twitter (Skip Via)
  6. Learning with Twitter (David Wicks)
  7. Extending Twitter (Jason Rhode)
  8. Q&A